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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)


Topics include the credit risk assessment process; accounting fundamentals; reading financial statements (including ratio analysis); using budgeted financial statements (including breakeven analysis, what-if analysis and variance analysis); creative accounting; technical accounting update; business structures; current issues in insolvency and loan security.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • develop an understanding of the basic principles governing bank lending
  • develop an understanding of the framework within which bank lending decisions are made
  • develop an understanding of the analysis of financial statement of a company
  • develop analytical skills with regard to the management of credit risk and its measurement techniques
  • develop an understanding of new bank lending product development and its marketing.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Jean Pierre Fenech

Contact hours

3 hours per week