154-0511/01 – Financial Markets (FMa)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of FinanceCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Tomáš Tichý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Kateřina Kořená, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOR21 Ing. Kateřina Kořená, Ph.D.
ZME40 prof. Dr. Ing. Zdeněk Zmeškal
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+1

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 stock exchanges, - evaluate primary and secondary markets in selected countries, - define new global market trends.

Teaching methods



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, characterise trading on stock exchanges.

Compulsory literature:

CECCHETTI Stephen G. and Kermit L. SCHOENHOLTZ. Money, Banking and Financial Markets. 3rd ed. New York. MacGraw-Hill, 2011. 673 p. ISBN 978-0-07-122068-2. MISHKIN, Frederic S. and Stanley G. EAKINS. Financial Markets and Institutions. 8th ed. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2014. 704 p. ISBN 978-0133423624. FABOZZI, Frank J.and Franco MODIGLIANI. 4th edit. Capital Markets.New Jersey. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009. ISBN 978-0-13-715499-9.

Recommended literature:

BODIE, Z., A. KANE and A. J. MARCUS. Investments. 10th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2013. 1080 p. ISBN 978-0077861674. FABOZZI, Frank J. and Franco MODIGLIANI. Capital Markets. Institutions and Instruments. 4th ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2009. 680 p. ISBN 0-13-715499-2. MADURA, Jeff. Financial Markets and Institutions. 8th ed. USA: South-Western Cengage Learning, 2008. 742 p. ISBN 978-0-324-56821-9. PECK, Sarah. Investment Ethics. 1st ed. USA: Wiley 2011. 304 p. ISBN 978-0-470-43453-6. PINTO, Jerald, E., PIRIE, Wendy, L. Investments. Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis. 1st ed. Wiley, 2011. 656 p. ISBN-13: 978-0470915806. ROSE, Peter S. and HUDGINS, Sylvia C. Bank Management and Financial Services. 1st ed. USA: McGraw-Hill Education, 2009. 769 p. ISBN 978-0-073-3824-32.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta

There are no other requirements on students.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Subject syllabus: - Financial system (market, trends, institutions) - Financial investments (forms, risks, information, liquidity) - Money markets (classification, forms, risks, liquidity) - Financial instruments of the money markets - Capital markets (classification, forms, risks, liquidity) - Instruments of capital market (shares, bonds) - Collective investment - Derivatives (forwards, futures, options, swaps) - Stock exchanges - Global financial markets - Contemporary situation in the global financial markets

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2011/2012 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2012/2013 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R174) European Business Studies P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R174) European Business Studies P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Incoming students 2013/2014 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2012/2013 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block