Money Banking & Financial Markets

By Sujata Kar   |   Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Learners enrolled: 3474
The course attempts to provide the students with an in-depth understanding of the functioning of a financial system. Each component of a financial system is dealt with at length from theoretical as well as India specific perspectives. The course begins with an overview of the financial system and then introduces concepts like interest rates, its definition, determination, and application. Besides discussing specific financial markets like the stock market, derivatives and foreign exchange market, the course explains the concept of money, functioning of central banks and creation of money supply. Finally, it also discusses financial crisis and how it varies in terms of stages and its impact in developed and emerging economies. The course blends theoretical concepts with applications and empirical evidence primarily from the Indian financial systems while it also discusses cases from across the world. Overall, the course is wonderfully designed to give the students a comprehensive exposure to the economics behind the functioning of money, banking and financial markets. The course on Money, Banking and Financial Markets gives the students of this course a comprehensive exposure to a country’s entire financial system including the central bank. The course covers most of the relevant concepts from financial domain and would be able to equip the attendees to pursue a career in related fields. The course is designed to be understandable to anyone from either technical or non-technical background.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 10 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 29 Jan 2024
End Date : 30 Apr 2024
Enrollment Ends : 29 Feb 2024
Exam Date : 25 May 2024 IST
Shift :

Shift 2

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Overview of Financial System
Week 2: Theories of Interest Rate
Week 3: Money & Central Bank
Week 4: Banks & Bank Management
Week 5: Stock Market
Week 6: Foreign Exchange Market
Week 7: Derivatives
Week 8: Financial Crisis

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Exam schedule

Books and references

1. Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Market by Frederic S. Mishkin, 11th edition, 2015, Pearson

2. Money, Banking and Financial Markets by Stephen G. Cecchetti, Kermit Schoenholtz, 4th edition, 2014, McGraw-Hill

3. Indian Financial System – Bharati Pathak, 5th edition, 2018, Pearson

4. RBI website: rbi.org.in

Websites of BSE, NSE, moneycontrol.com

Instructor bio

Sujata Kar

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Dr. Sujata Kar, currently working with IIFT at its Kakinada Campus as an Associate Professor in the area of Economics and Trade Policy has more than 10 years of teaching experience in several CFTIs, like IIT Roorkee, NISER Bhubaneswar and IIT Indore. Her areas of interest are Monetary and Macroeconomics and gender issues. 

Course certificate

Enrolling and learning from the course is free. However, if you wish to obtain a certificate, you must register and take the proctored exam in person at one of the designated exam centre’s. The registration URL will be announced when the registration form is open. To obtain the certification, you need to fill out the online registration form and pay the exam fee. More details will be provided when the exam registration form is published, including any potential changes. For further information on the exam locations and the conditions associated with filling out the form, please refer to the form.

Grading Policy: 

Assessment Type


Weekend Assessment


Final Exam


Certificate Eligibility:
  • 40% marks and above in weekend assessment
  • 40% marks and above in the final proctored exam


Type of Certificate



75 - 89


70 - 74


40 - 70

Successfully Completed


No Certificate

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