Global Financial Markets – BUSI 606

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 11/02/2020

Course Description

This course provides an overview of international financial markets and how they operate and interrelate. The structure, characteristics, and issues for markets in the Americas, Europe, Africa/Middle East, and Asia/Pacific will be identified.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course explores the view that the world is moving toward a single global market and provides a broad and balanced introduction to financial markets across the world. Within this context, the course culminates in providing the student with skills for examining how an international business can raise capital to fund projects in a foreign market of its choice.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the goals of International financial management, International trades, and the European Monetary System.
  2. Evaluate Securities Markets, Money, Bonds, Stock Exchanges, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity.
  3. Appraise the effectiveness of the Foreign Exchange, European Economic and Monetary Union, and Derivative Products.
  4. Examine the key trends in Global Financial Markets.
  5. Integrate biblical principles within the field of Global Financial Markets.

Course Assignment

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

The Discussion Board Forums in this course allow the student an opportunity to apply what he/she has learned from the Reading & Study folders. There are 3 parts to each Discussion Board Forum.  Part A is the key topic submission. Part B is the Discussion Board Forum thread, which must be at least 500 words and cite 5 recent scholarly articles (published within the last 5 years). During Part C, the student must reply to at least 2 of his/her classmates. Each reply must be 200 – 350 words.

The student will complete an annotated bibliography to be used for the Thematic Literature Review. There should be at least 12 annotations and 150 words used for each annotation.

By Module/Week 6, the student will be assigned to a group. A minimum 1,000-word essay will be worked on as a group in the Group Discussion Board area, and then posted to the Discussion Board for everyone to see. Replies are not necessary; however, they are strongly encouraged. The student is to briefly describe how the Bible is related to the topics covered in the course. An integration of the Bible must be explicitly shown, in relation to a course topic, in order to receive points. In addition, at least 2 other outside scholarly sources (the text may count as 1) should be used to substantiate the group’s position.

The student will write a literature review on a topic relevant to the course. The paper will be a comprehensive thematic review of the scholarly literature related to the selected topic. The paper is to be written in strict conformance to APA standards, contain at least 16 double-spaced pages of content (excluding the title page, abstract, and reference page) and utilize at least 12 scholarly references.