PrF:MVV256K Financial Instruments - Course Information

MVV256K Introduction to Financial Instruments

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Dr. sc. Neven Vidaković, prof. v. š. (lecturer), doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D. (deputy)
doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Mgr. Věra Redrupová, B.A.
Supplier department: Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MVV256K/01: Mon 29. 10. 16:00–17:40 025, Tue 30. 10. 8:00–9:40 025, Wed 31. 10. 16:00–17:40 025, Thu 1. 11. 16:00–17:40 025, Fri 2. 11. 10:00–11:40 025, 12:00–13:40 025
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 29/30, only registered: 2/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main objectives are as follows:
• Understand different financial instruments
• Differentiate the use of particular instruments
• Interpret market value of financial instruments vs. nominal value
• Evaluate the use of particular instruments
Learning outcomes
The course will cover the basic financial instruments like stocks, bonds, mutual funds and derivatives. Students will gain understanding of each particular instrument and for what purpose it can be used for. Main focus for each instrument will be on two sides of each instrument: supply and demand. Students will learn why and how financial instruments are created and why different investors decide to purchase financial instruments. At the end of the course students will lean why nominal value of particular instrument is different from market value and what does market value of each instrument imply about the quality of the issuer. The course is designed for students who wish to pursue career in corporate law, banking or government regulatory bodies like central bank or financial markets regulatory agency. Grading will be done on a term paper.
  • 1. Introduction to financial instruments and capital markets
  • 2. Introduction to stocks
  • 3. Introduction to bonds
  • 4. Introduction to mutual funds and other investments
  • 5. Introduction to financial derivatives
  • 6. Introduction to market valuation of financial instruments
  • Materials will be distributed before and during the seminars.
Teaching methods
Lessons with discussion, problem solving, group work
Assessment methods
Term paper, written exam, homework assignments
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018.
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