Financial Markets (FNCE517) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Financial Markets FNCE517 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Rıza Zafer Sayar
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The main objective of this course is to identify the relationship between financial markets and real sector in a framework of principles of the economy and finance theories.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To define complex financial concepts
  • To interpret national and international financial news and policies
  • To know the types of financial instruments and transactions in financial markets
  • To be able to analyze financial markets
Course Content Financial markets, institutions, bond markets, exchange markets, money markets and derivative markets.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Why Study Financial Markets and Institutions? Related chapters of the course book
2 Overview of the Financial System Related chapters of the course book
3 What Do Interest Rates Mean and What Is Their Role in Valuation? Related chapters of the course book
4 Why Do Interest Rates Change? Related chapters of the course book
5 How Do Risk and Term Structure Affect Interest Rates? Related chapters of the course book
6 Are Financial Markets Efficient? Related chapters of the course book
7 Midterm Exam
8 Why Do Financial Institutions Exist? Related chapters of the course book
9 Why Do Financial Crises Occur and Why Are They So Damaging to the Economy? Related chapters of the course book
10 Central Banking and the Conduct of Monetary Policy Related chapters of the course book
11 The Money Markets Related chapters of the course book
12 The Bond Market Related chapters of the course book
13 The Stock Market Related chapters of the course book
14 The Mortgage Markets Related chapters of the course book
15 The Foreign Exchange Market Related chapters of the course book
16 Presentations
17 General Review
18 Final Exam


Course Book 1. İlker Parasız, Para Banka ve Finansal Piyasalar, Ezgi Kitabevi, 2013

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 1. To be able to combine and use the knowledge of their undergraduate program area with the knowledge of business administration. X
2 2. To have knowledge about research methods and techniques and to be able to use them X
3 3. To be able to produce creative and constructive solutions in cases of uncertainty and confusion in the field of business X
4 4. To be able to comprehend the basic concepts and basic functions of business administration at the level of expertise. X
5 5. To be able to plan and manage activities for the professional development of employees under his/her responsibility in professional activities and projects in his/her field. X
6 6. To be able to produce innovative and creative ideas and to put these ideas into practice X
7 7. To be able to carry out a study independently using the knowledge he has in the field of business administration and to take responsibility as a team member in cooperation with other professional groups working in this field. X
8 8. To have the ability to reach scientific knowledge in the field of business, to monitor, evaluate and apply the current literature. X
9 9. To be able to transfer information about the business area by using effective verbal, written and visual communication methods. X
10 10. To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values. X
11 11. To be able to work effectively with different disciplines or multicultural teams, to take responsibility, to make risk analysis, to keep up with change, to think critically and to use initiative in problem solving. X
12 . X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 15 15
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 126