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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (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:

  1. develop an understanding of the basic principles governing bank lending
  2. develop an understanding of the framework within which bank lending decisions are made
  3. develop an understanding of the analysis of financial statement of a company
  4. develop analytical skills with regard to the management of credit risk and its measurement techniques
  5. develop an understanding of new bank lending product development and its marketing.
  6. demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFF9140.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Jean Pierre Fenech

Contact hours

3 hours per week