Bank Financial Management (FINC3018)


The central objective of this unit is to expose students to the principles of commercial bank management. The unit examines the management of banks from the perspective of the techniques and approaches used in the measurement and management of bank risks. Topics that are covered include: the theory and practice of banking from a financial management perspective, interest rate and market risks, credit risk, asset management and liquidity risk, regulatory restrictions and financial management, performance analysis, investment and loan management strategies and portfolio modelling, liability and deposit management, and the financial management implications of new products and services, international banking, and other industry developments.

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1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week


Mid-semester exam (25%), assignment (25%), and final examination (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004)



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