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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)


Major issues involved in the financial management of banks and other deposit-taking financial institutions. Topics include the role and activities of depository financial institutions, performance measurement and evaluation; asset/liability management for liquidity risk, credit risk, interest rate risk; and regulation of depository institutions.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • distinguish the various sources of commercial and retail debt financing, and analyse how the current Australian banking system provides access to such funds
  • identify, in the financial statements of financial institutions, the indicators of financial institutions' performance
  • describe the regulatory constraints under which Australian authorised deposit-taking institutions operate
  • describe appropriate procedures for appraising the credit risks inherent in bank loans, and for measuring and managing other key risks in banking such as interest rate risk
  • apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with the management of financial intermediaries.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Kym Brown

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week




AFF2401, AFW2401