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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)


An overview of commercial banking and an introduction to the concepts and issues involved in the decision-making processes of bank management. Topics include the commercial banking environment; banking risks and capital adequacy; liquidity management; lending principles and policies; investment management.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify the main risks faced by banks and assess alternative approaches to measurement and management of these risks
  2. assess different aspects of bank performance
  3. explain the prudential framework under which banks operate
  4. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with commercial banking and finance an demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFW2401.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Tan Swee Ho

Contact hours

39 hours per semester




AFC3170, AFF2401