Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ECO                                     Course Number: 324                                    
Course Title: Money and Banking
Subject: Economics
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of decision-making and modeling within financial institutions. We examine banking operations and the changing forms and functions of money in the context of risk, capital and business cycles across real (non-financial) and financial sectors. Topics include investment, asset-liability management, portfolio management, take over, mergers & acquisition, derivatives & option strategy, SEC & Basel II regulations, micro credit, digital money, credit, securities regulation, fraud prevention. We look at global movements of money and the roles of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, and examine how money affects international politics and justice.

Prerequisite: English 102 or 201, Economics 220.
Start Date:    12/11/2009                         End Date: