154-0504/03 – Banking and Capital Markets (BCM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of FinanceCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Tomáš Tichý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Tomáš Tichý, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOR21 Ing. Kateřina Kořená, Ph.D.
NOV33 Ing. Martina Novotná, Ph.D.
NOV329 Ing. Josef Novotný, Ph.D.
TIC02 prof. Ing. Tomáš Tichý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 3+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course is focused on achieving the main knowledge of financial markets. It is divided into two parts – the first part introduces banking system, while the second part introduces principles of functioning of money and capital markets.

Teaching methods



The aim of the course is to introduce the role and importance of financial markets. Students will learn to understand banking system's, money and capital market's principles and functioning. After passing the course, students should be able to understand central and commercial banking, to distinguish particular banking products, to compare financial intermediaries, to master various types of securities, to learn investment principles including collective investment, to evaluate the situation at the Czech financial market and in global financial markets.

Compulsory literature:

BODIE, Zvi, Alex KANE and Alan J. MARCUS. Investments. 12th ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2021. ISBN 978-1-260-57115-8. CASU, Barbara, Claudia GIARDONE and Philip MOLYNEUX. Introduction to Banking. 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2022. ISBN 978-1-292-24033-6. MADURA, Jeff. Financial markets and institutions. 13th ed. Mason: South-Western Cengage Learning, 2021. ISBN 978-0357130797.

Recommended literature:

CHOUDHRY, Moorad. The Principles of Banking. 2nd ed. Singapore: Wiley, 2023. ISBN 978-1119755647. LAOPODIS, Nikiforos. Understanding investments: theories and strategies. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2021. ISBN 978-1000074741. REILLY, Frank K., Keith C. BROWN and Sanford. J. LEEDS. Investment analysis and portfolio management. 11th ed. Boston: Cengage, 2019. ISBN 978-1305262997.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit exam


Other requirements

There are no other requirements on student


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Financial system - characteristics of financial system, role and classification of financial markets. 2. Banking system – structure and classification, new trends and risks in banking, contemporary situation in the banking sector in the Czech Republic and in the selected countries. 3. Central banks - the role and basic functions of central banks in the economy. Principles of their functioning. 4. Banks and their role in the banking system and in the economy. Determination of the main bank risks, bank valuation indicators. 5. Role and functions of commercial banks, principles of their functioning in the Czech Republic and European Union. Licensing and approval proceedings in EU. 6. Bank liabilities of commercial banks – characteristics of deposit services (types of demand and savings deposits) and non-deposit liabilities. Regulation and insurance of deposit services. 7. Credit services of commercial banks - characteristics of credit products. Lending policy and procedures. Creditworthiness of client. Classification of bank loans. 8. Off-balance sheet services of commercial banks - characteristics of non-deposit and non-loan products. Trusteeship. 9. Payment systems - the role of payment systems in the economy, their characteristics and classification. Cash payment. 10. Role and classification of financial instruments in capital markets - role, importance and types of securities, stocks, classification of stocks, stock yield and risk. 11. Bonds, classification of bonds, bond yield and risk, importance of rating. 12. Financial derivatives – definition and classification of financial derivatives, forwards, futures, options. 13. Financial innovations - structured instruments (structured bonds, investment certificates), securitization. 14. Fundamental analysis - global and industry analysis, company analysis, intrinsic value calculation. 15. Technical analysis, psychological analysis - principles of technical analysis, graphic methods and indicators, psychological analysis, principles of behavioral finance. 16. Asset management - professional portfolio management, management process, passive and active strategies, portfolio performance. 17. Capital markets subjects, stock exchanges - main participants in capital markets, stock exchange definition, types of stock exchange trading, security prospectus. 18. Collective investment - importance of collective investment, classification of funds, long-term investing, pension funds, regular investing. 19. Global financial markets - global financial centres, their characteristics and importance, NYSE, NASDAQ, Asian stock exchanges, European stock exchanges. 20. Supervision and regulation in financial markets, role and goals of supervision and regulation in financial markets, institutional structure of supervision and regulation. 21. Contemporary situation in financial markets - current trends in financial markets, globalization.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit Credit 85 (85) 85 2
        Písemka Written test 85  85 2
Mandatory attendence participation: Attendance is not compulsory.

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