154-0333/01 – Financial Markets I. B (FTIB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of FinanceCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Tomáš Tichý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Kateřina Kořená, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOR21 Ing. Kateřina Kořená, Ph.D.
POL20 prof. Ing. Jiří Polách, CSc.
POL02 Ing. Petr Polák, Ph.D.
POL01 prof. RNDr. PhDr. Stanislav Polouček, CSc.
ZME40 prof. Dr. Ing. Zdeněk Zmeškal
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course provides introduction to basic knowledge of financial markets, students will learn in this course to understand financial markets principles functioning. At the end of the course students should be able to: - grasp financial system and its basic functions, - compare particular financial intermediaries, - get acquinted with regulation principles in financial markets, - understand role of ethics in financial markets, - define money and capital markets, - understand selected securities and be able to make principle calculations, - learn investment principles including collective investment, - recognize different types of funds, - understand investing in funds, - describe trading on Prague Stock Exchange and RM-System, - evaluate primary and secondary market in the Czech Republic, - define new global market trends.

Teaching methods

Project work


The course provides an introduction to financial markets, its aim is to teach students basic principles and functions of financial markets. This course enables students to understand basic functions of financial system, characterise money and capital markets, get acquainted with basic principles of regulation on financial markets and the role of ethics in financial markets, understand selected types of securities and basic calculations related to these securities, learn the fundamentals of investing including collective investment, and characterise trading on the Prague Stock Exchange and RM-System.

Compulsory literature:

JÍLEK, Josef. Akciové trhy a investování. Praha: Grada, 2009. 656 s. ISBN 978-80-247-2963-3. MUSÍLEK, Petr. Trhy cenných papírů. 2. aktualiz. a rozšíř. vyd. Praha: Ekopress, 2011. 520 s. ISBN 978-80-86929-70-5. VESELÁ, Jitka. Investování na kapitálových trzích. 2. vyd. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2011. 792 s. ISBN 978-80-7357-647-9.

Recommended literature:

CECCHETTI, Stephen G. a Kermit L. SCHOENHOLTZ. Money, Banking and Financial Markets. 3rd ed. New York. MacGraw-Hill, 2011. 673 p. ISBN 978-0-07-122068-2. PECK, Sarah. Investment Ethics. 1st ed. USA: Wiley 2011. 304 p. ISBN 978-0-470-43453-6. REJNUŠ, O. Finanční trhy. 4. aktualiz. a rozšíř. vyd Praha: Grada, 2014. 768 s. ISBN 978-80-247-3671-6. FABOZZI, Frank J. and Franco MODIGLIANI. Capital Markets. Institutions and Instruments. 4th ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2009. p. 680. ISBN 0-13-715499-2. MISHKIN, Frederic S. and Stanley G. EAKINS. Financial Markets and Institutions. 6th ed. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009. p. 675. ISBN 978-0-321-37421. FABOZZI, Frank J. Fixed income mathematics. Analytical and statistical techniques. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. ISBN 0-07-146073-X. JÍLEK, Josef. Finanční trhy a investování. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2008. 648 s. ISBN 978-80-247-1653-4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Financial system, financial markets Capital market Capital market instruments Money market Money market instruments Financial investment Subjects of capital markets, stock exchanges PSE, RM-S, Central depository IPO Collective investment

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 36 (36) 20
                Written exam Written test 21  0
                Other task type Other task type 15  0
        Examination Examination 64 (64) 0
                Written examination Written examination 20  10
                Oral Oral examination 44  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2010/2011 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R010) Finance (00) Finance P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R010) Finance (00) Finance P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R010) Finance (00) Finance P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R010) Finance (00) Finance P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R010) Finance (00) Finance P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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