This course provides a comprehensive introduction to financial markets using a descriptive, as well as, analytical and conceptual tools that constitute the foundation of the finance discipline. It provides an analysis of the benefits that a financial market provides to an economy. It explores the money and capital markets, and introduces analytical analysis of the risk and term structure of interest rates, inflation, and bond maturity strategies. The course will also explain the equity market that includes the institutional features of the secondary market, the primary market, and the investment banking industry. Finally, the course will provide analysis of financial derivatives markets and risk management. These markets consist of futures, options, and swap Markets.