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AFF3301

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting and Finance
OfferedNot offered in 2014

Quota applies

This unit has an enrolment quota restriction of 138 students in semester 1 and semester 2, 2013.

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.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse dealing practices and conventions in the foreign exchange and cash markets
  2. develop the front office and back office functions of a simulated bank's treasury dealing room
  3. plan, verify and settle transactions completed in the treasury dealing room
  4. develop, implement, analyse and manage dealing strategies in the treasury dealing room
  5. plan, organise and report on all activities involved in the treasury dealing simulation
  6. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with money market operations.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

Students must have passed AFF2401 or equivalent before undertaking this unit.