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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2010


Topics include functions and objectives of banks; the risk return trade off; prudential supervision; asset management; loan pricing; liabilities and equity; off balance sheet banking; asset-liability management; measuring bank performance and managing financial crises for banks.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • describe the functions and objectives of financial intermediaries
  • outline a framework for analysing the risks facing financial institutions in the context of their functions and objectives
  • explain how bank management address these risks in the current banking environment, including dealing with risk return trade offs, prudential supervision, asset management, loan pricing, liabilities and equity, off balance sheet banking, asset-liability management, measuring bank performance and managing financial crises
  • apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with bank management and risk analysis.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Tram Vu

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0171 to undertake this unit