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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 Second semester 2011 (Evening)


Topics include the international financial system; the European monetary system; Euromarkets; trade finance and trade facilitation agencies; international bank management issues; global banking issues; country risk analysis.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. illustrate characteristics of international banking and analyse the decision of domestic banks to expand internationally
  2. explain the role of international financial markets and the instruments used in these markets
  3. appraise foreign exchange and the application of relevant hedging techniques
  4. analyse current international banking and finance issues
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and / or group activities dealing with international banking and finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFF9160.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Victor Fang

Contact hours

3 hours per week