units

BFF5260

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Banking and Finance
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit will combine classroom teaching and direct observance experience of the money markets covering background to the money markets, participants, interest rate and exchange rate determination, instruments traded in the money and currency markets, strategies and money and currency market trading operations. The simulated treasury dealing room (STARLab) will be used extensively in this course. This is a specialist, practically oriented unit where attendance is compulsory as assessment is based on classroom activities. An understanding of commercial banking and treasury management is required.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse dealing practices and conventions in the foreign exchange market and cash market
  2. develop and organise the front office and back office functions of a simulated bank's treasury dealing room
  3. plan, verify and settle transactions completed in the simulated treasury dealing room
  4. create and modify dealing strategies in the treasury dealing room
  5. plan, organise, analyse, justify and report on positions taken in the treasury dealing room.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prerequisites

Students must have passed AFF5230, BFF5230, or BFF5926 before undertaking this unit.

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course , 0504, 2619, 3189, 3818, 3850 or 4412 to undertake this unit.

Prohibitions

AFF5260