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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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International Banking
UoS Code BANK6005
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Corequisites FINC5001
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr workshop per week
Assessment mid-term 2.5 hr exam (45%), final 2.5 hr exam (45%), and workshop presentations (10%) OR mid-term 2.5 hr exam (35%), final 2.5 hr exam (35%), research project (20%), and workshop presentations (10%).
Description The major focus of this unit is providing students with an understanding of international banking and finance in the contemporary international financial environment. Due to the dynamic nature of the international banking environment, it is necessary to develop skills to effectively identify and understand the effects of current developments. Firstly, the international banking functions are presented; followed by international trade financing, participation in the interbank foreign exchange and Euro currency markets, international investment banking services, and sovereign lending. Other important topics include: international money laundering, international banking and debt crises, and offshore banking markets.