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Area/Catalogue
BANK 5037

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
155981

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

The aims of Risk Management in Financial Institutions are to: review the importance of the financial sector to the economy, consumers and investors; provide students with an understanding of the types of risks faced by the various types of financial institution; critically analyse examples of systemic failure in risk management; equip students with the skills needed for the analysis of the structure and nature of financial institutions’ risks; and inform students of issues relevant to the making of decisions regarding the management of financial risk.

Course content

Financial institutions: specialness in and to the economy; characteristics and exposure to risks; overview of risks; measurement, identification and management of interest rate, market, credit, sovereign, foreign exchange, liquidity, off-balance sheet, and technology and operational risks; capital management, capital adequacy and criticisms of risk-based regulatory capital ratios. The US sub-prime crisis, global financial crisis, and financial disturbances in Australia: lessons associated with the systemic failure of financial institution specialness.

Textbook(s)

Lange, H, Saunders, A & Cornett, M 2015, Financial institutions management, 4th edn, McGraw-Hill, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BANK 5013 Investment Management

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External N/A x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Assignment 3000 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Assignment 3000 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Assignment 3000 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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