Introduction to Financial Institutions and Markets

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Financial Institutions and Markets

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course introduces students to the theoretical framework of financial markets and reviews the organisation and operations of financial institutions. It is designed to provide an understanding of the financial system and the functioning of institutions that operate in it. It will also give students an understanding of the fundamentals of business finance, including the sourcing of finance and its management by enterprises. Special reference will be made to the business environment in the Pacific.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.