2014 Unit of Study

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Bank Management
UoS Code BANK6002
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites FINC5001
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Lectures 1x 3hr seminar per week
Assessment mid session exam (25%), group assignment (25%), and final examination (50%)
Description The unifying theme in this subject 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 course 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.
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