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Module Descriptor

COMPGS06 Financial Institutions and Markets

Code
COMPGS06
Alt. Code (s)
COMPM026
Title
Financial Institutions and Markets
Level
M
UCL Credits/ECTs
15 credits/ 6 ECTs
Start
September
End
June
Taught by
Donald Lawrence

Prerequisites
An understanding of the fundamentals of software engineering and economics.

Course aims
The module provides an overview of the financial information sector and global financial markets, which constitute an important application domain of computer science in the Greater London area. The module prepares students with sufficient domain knowledge so that they can continue with module COMPGS07 to learn and understand the functioning of the many kinds of financial information systems used in this domain.

Method of Instruction

Lecture presentations with associated tutorials.

Assessment
The course has the following assessment components:
Written Examination (2.5 hours, 75%)
Coursework Section (1 piece, 25%)
To pass this course, students must:
Pass the coursework section
Obtain an overall pass mark of 50% for all sections combined

Recommended Reading

Saunders, ‘Financial Institutions Management’, 2003.
Valdez, ‘Introduction to Global Financial Markets’, 2002.
Roberts, ‘Wall Street’, 2002.
Steiner, ‘Mastering Financial Calculations’, 1998.

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