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Managing Financial Services Firms (6412.7)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Information Systems & Accounting

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    Syllabus

    This unit analyses the application of modern banking and finance theory to the process of management of today's complex commercial banking and similar financial service organisations. Managing Financial Services Firms takes a strategic approach to banking operations and financial services firm management. It is a specialist unit in the Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Financial Services Major) but is relevant to any other course requiring this specialist knowledge and skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

    1. Explain the risk management and related strategic issues faced by managers of financial services firms;

    2. Measure various types of financial risks such as interest rate risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, off balance sheet risk, market risk faced by financial services firms;

    3. Evaluate the impact of above types of risk on the net worth of firms;

    4. Analyse and evaluate appropriate risk management techniques including asset and liability management, and financial engineering products; and

    5. Describe the impact of regulatory standards on risk management of financial services firms.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Normally thirty nine hours per semester.

    Prerequisites

    Must have completed 6392 Business Finance OR 6386 Financial Institutions and Markets OR 9520 Principles of Finance

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