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80.7/100

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ECON2200 – Management of Financial Institutions 80.7

First, a couple of notes: I did this course in Semester 2 2017, but that is not an available selection under "Semester Taken". When I took the class (and since then) the course coordinator has been Dr Axel Wieneke, not Bryan Morgan as this site suggests.

ECON2200 is an enjoyable course. Depending where you are in your degree, there is quite a bit of overlap with other courses (FINM2400 comes to mind), so it helps solidify certain concepts and aspects of the financial industry. Each week there is something new and interesting, and most importantly applicable to the real world. I like courses like this since it helps you understand what is actually going on when you read or hear about the financial industry/economy in the news.

The lecture slides that Axel puts together are light-on and easy to read, which in turn makes the lectures easy to watch. I feel like I retained more information from ECON2200 than I have from other econ courses, due to both the good content and the way it was taught. I also found that Axel was really responsive to emails and on the blackboard discussion board.

The quizzes are relatively easy, and only the best 6 of 8 count so you have that safety net if you make a few blunders. I found the midsem and final quite easy too, but things like that are relative. If you dont ignore this course until swotvac then you should be fine.

The tutorials are well set out and generally prepare you well for what is on the midsem and the final.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2017

Your program/major

BE/BBusMan

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Depends

Is the textbook necessary?

No

Positives
  • Useful content
  • Straightforward Assesment
Negatives No negative points
Posted on July 20, 2018 7:57 pm

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