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AFF9770

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Weekend On-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Weekend On-campus)

Synopsis

Topics include the evaluation of risk; financing tools; retention and transfer; insurance; non insurance; pre and post loss funding; retention and self insurance decisions; insurance and reinsurance principles and practices for the corporate buyer; deductible selection models; management and administration of losses and insurance claims; institutional factors, accounting factors, including taxation and government incentives; captive insurance companies; international considerations; financial transfer by contract.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop critical skills in understanding, analysing and applying concepts and models relating to risk management by the treasury of an organisation
  2. develop an understanding of optimum capital structure, maximisation of firm value and investment risk management faced by the treasury
  3. explain the link between theory of derivative products, insurance products and credit derivatives such as securitization and the real world situation
  4. develop writing and presentation skills by requiring the submission of group assignments relating to existing practices followed by the banks
  5. develop the ability to work independently by requiring presentation of tutorials answers relating to risk management by the financial institutions
  6. demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFF9770.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Mohammad Hoque

Contact hours

3 hours per week