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BANK6002: Bank Management

2020 unit information

The unifying theme in this unit is the application of modern finance theory to financial decision making in the management of banks and non-bank financial institutions. The subject of bank and financial institution decision-making is approached from a risk perspective. The unit objectives are: (i) To provide students with an understanding of the modern model of financial institutions and the economic functions that they perform; (ii) Identify the main types of risk confronted by financial institutions; (iii) Apply relevant techniques to measure and manage those risks; (iv) To provide students with the ability to critically assess the effectiveness of the techniques used by banks to manage their risks(v) To provide students with an understanding of international bank management and financial services.

Unit details and rules

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Code BANK6002
Academic unit Finance
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify and measure the key inherent risks faced by banks
  • LO2. develop and apply strategies using tools and techniques to effectively manage these risks
  • LO3. identify the strengths and weaknesses that exist in the approaches currently available to measure the financial risks faced by financial institutions
  • LO4. assess the appropriateness of the various approaches in formulating risk management strategies
  • LO5. present findings in the form of a report, including recommendations for action which are supported by quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • LO6. participate as a member of a team to undertake analysis of a business situation and to present the team's findings and recommendations
  • LO7. describe the failings of financial institutions during the 2008 GFC and the identify the extent to which these failings can be traced back to poor ethical and governance frameworks
  • LO8. analyse everyday financial/banking news and reflect on the new developments in the banking industry.

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Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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