Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting and Finance
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Evening)


Topics include the latest international banking regulatory concerns, geographic focus of banking in Europe, Asia and less developed economies; the European monetary system; Euromarkets; trade finance and trade facilitation agencies; country risk analysis.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. debate the benefits / costs of foreign bank participation and opportunities for them in less developed countries
  2. investigate the latest international bank regulation from the Basel Committee
  3. evaluate the inclusive European banking model within the Asian region
  4. appraise the various treasury management systems available for banks operating globally
  5. outline the role of international financial markets and the instruments used in these markets
  6. appraise foreign exchange risk and the application of relevant hedging techniques
  7. 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: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week