BBA 4201: Financial Institutions


Presents the importance of financial markets and institutions in a global society. Illustrates how financial institutions work for both businesses and the consumer. Broad coverage of different financial institutions in the context of a global society is presented. Includes the role of financial markets in society, financial transactions in a global society, and the commercial banking system.


  1. Explain the many ways that funds can flow from lenders to borrowers.
  2. Analyze the important role of commercial banks in a modern economy and dynamic financial system.
  3. Examine the reasons why financial institutions need to be the most regulated section of many modern economies.
  4. Interpret how interest rates play an important role in any financial system.
  5. Discover the effect inflation has on interest rates and the prices of loans for both consumers and businesses.
  6. Explain the importance of the Federal Reserve System in controlling the money supply and how it affects credit costs to public institutions.
  7. Discuss the importance of U.S. Treasury bills and the workings of government securities markets.
  8. Determine the importance of using debt instruments to finance business projects.
  9. Compare and contrast the different ways firms issue securities in capital markets in order to borrow funds for expansion.
  10. Distinguish between the important roles that corporations and other government agencies play in money markets.
  11. Interpret the roles played by financial institutions in areas such as insurance companies, pension funds, and finance companies.




Financial markets and institutions (Rev: 7th ed.)

Publisher: Prentice Hall (2012)
Author: Mishkin, F. S. & Eakins, S. G.
ISBN: 978-0-13-213683-9
Price: $214.50

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