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 to provide students with an understanding of the modern model of financial institutions and the economic functions that they perform; identify the main types of risk confronted by financial institutions; apply relevant techniques to measure and manage those risks; to provide students with the ability to critically assess the effectiveness of the techniques used by banks to manage their risks; and to provide students with an understanding of international bank management and financial services.
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.