What is Financial Management?

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What is Finance? Finance can be defined as the art and science ofmanaging money. Virtually all individuals and organizations earn or raise money and spend or invest money. Finance is concerned with the process, institutions, markets, and instruments involved in the transfer of money among and between individuals,

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FIN 4303 Financial Markets and InstitutionsProfessor Deanne Butchey e-mail: butcheyd@fiu.edu 305 348-2680; 305 919-5221Office Hours: By Appointment at any Campus; Half an hour before and after class Course Description The course studies the fundamental principles that govern financial markets and institutions. We attempt to understand the workings of the Banking Industry, the Federal Reserve and the behavior of financial intermediaries. Topics include valuation of financial assets and the characteristics of financial instruments in money and capital markets. We analyze the relationships among financial institutions, monetary policy and the stability of the economy as a whole. The course offers a significant portion of the tools needed to begin a career in the Financial Services industry by helping to familiarize the student with the structure of financial institutions, the fundamentals of money and finance and the role of financial intermediaries. This course should develop students' analytical and research skills for specific problems or issues related to Financial Markets and Institutions. Course Objectives PREREQUISITE: It is recommended that Finance 3403, or equivalent (contact instructor for equivalents) be taken before Finance 4303. It is suggested that FIN 4303 be taken before Commercial Banking, International Finance, International Banking, Risk Management and Securities Analysis since it provides an excellent introduction

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