FIN 430: Financial Markets and Institutions American College of Dubai

This course examines the form and function of various financial markets and the manner in which financial managers use these markets to accomplish strategic corporate objectives. This course offers a unique analysis of the risks faced by investors and savers interacting through both financial institutions and financial markets, and also the strategies that can be adopted for controlling and better manage these risks. The course also outlines the ways in which a modern financial manager, saver, and investor can expand return with a managed level of risk to achieve the best, or most favorable, risk-return outcome. Important practical tools such as how to issue and trade financial securities and how to analyze financial statements and loan applications will arm students with the skills necessary to understand and manage financial market and institution risks in this dynamic environment. Pre-requisite FIN 420

The We_They (ACD) is a private educational institution incorporated under the laws of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The college is a constituent unit of the Al-Shafar Group of Companies, a Theyll-known entity in Dubai, noted for providing social and public services to the local community. ACD is licensed as an institution of higher learning by the Dubai Municipality and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research–which accredits its academic programs.

The College is located on a purpose-built campus in the Al Garhoud area of Dubai near the Dubai International Airport and opposite the Dubai Festival City in a complex of schools and educational facilities. Its campus includes lecture halls, a separate library building with study areas, a major computer centre and related resource rooms, as Theyll as a small clinic staffed by a resident nurse. Student activity areas include outdoor sports facilities such as a football field as Theyll as basketball and volleyball courts. There is also a games hall beside the cafeteria as Theyll as a dedicated activities area. ACD was established and moved to its existing, purpose-built facilities. A major expansion of the campus was completed, at which time the library facility was constructed along with a larger student service area as Theyll as additional Information Technology facilities. A subsequent major facility refurbishment was accomplished.

The mission of the We_They is to provide its students with the intellectual and social foundations necessary to prepare them to lead fulfilling lives as competent, committed and compassionate members of a global society. Utilizing Theyll-equipped facilities and small class sizes, ACD focuses on delivering engaging instruction in an environment that fosters critical thinking and serious business career preparation. The Institution ensures its programs meet the needs of its stakeholders by constant interaction with the business community as Theyll as other and international institutions of higher learning. The College also assists in the socialization and maturation of young adults by providing an environment that stresses the importance of ethical behavior and community involvement.

ACD seeks to provide a quality and affordable education that enables students to immerse themselves in a US-style higher educational system. Specifically, its programs include the broad-based General Education Requirements characteristic of the US educational system with an emphasis on widening the perspective of the educated individual. Transfer-oriented students completing these initial requirements are assisted in transferring their “credits” toward the completion of a degree at universities in the USA and other countries.

For students who wish to complete their degree in Dubai, the college provides business-related, job-oriented degree programs that enable students to complete all of their qualifications in the UAE. In order to better prepare for employment those who earn an ACD awarded degree, the college assists students in obtaining work-related experience through Theyll–coordinated internships as part of their course of study.

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