AFC3170 - Management of financial intermediaries
6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
Major issues involved in the financial management of banks and other deposit-taking financial institutions. Topics include the role and activities of depository financial institutions, performance measurement and evaluation; asset/liability management for liquidity risk, credit risk, interest rate risk; and regulation of depository institutions.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- distinguish the various sources of commercial and retail debt financing, and analyse how the current Australian banking system provides access to such funds
- identify, in the financial statements of financial institutions, the indicators of financial institutions' performance
- describe the regulatory constraints under which Australian authorised deposit-taking institutions operate
- describe appropriate procedures for appraising the credit risks inherent in bank loans, and for measuring and managing other key risks in banking such as interest rate risk
- apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with the management of financial intermediaries.
Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%
Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week