CB3044 - Introduction to Financial Markets

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
CB3410 or FB3410
Exclusive Courses:
Not for students major in Finance, and Computational Finance
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24, Semester B 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course is designed to introduce the major financial markets and their roles and business activities across countries. Familiarity with these topics is necessary for students to be competent in their future professional career.

Students will study the present-day financial problems and their broad applications. They will make use of the information they obtain from the lectures to analyse financial topics related to different types of financial systems / markets.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Students are required to pass both coursework and examination components in order to pass the course.
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Economics and Finance

Additional Information

As EF3333 (Financial Systems, Markets and Instruments) is the major required course for BBA in Finance, and major elective course for BSc in Computational Finance, so students who are major in one of these programmes should take EF3333 (Financial Systems, Markets and Instruments) instead of CB3044 (Introduction to Financial Markets) as both courses are exclusive courses.