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FINC6031: Financial Intermediary Management

2024 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 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.

Unit details and rules

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Code FINC6031
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

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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