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AFX4080

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit draws on the academic literature to provide a study of a range of topics relating to banking and finance. It presents a basis for students intending to undertake research into banking and related finance questions. Topics covered include theory of financial intermediation, risk management, efficiency assessment, competition modelling and bank regulation.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. discuss existing theory in the field of banking and its evolution
  2. critically assess the usefulness and limitations of this theory in the field of banking
  3. apply this theory to relevant current policy issues
  4. critically evaluate empirical research and identify major research questions in banking
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with issues in banking and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFX4080.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Kym Brown

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0171 or 4416 to undertake this unit.