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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Judith Tennant


The concept of money, the financial system and financial intermediation, the nature and roles of the Reserve Bank, banks and non-bank financial institutions. The role and interaction of financial markets and the determination of interest rates, foreign exchange markets and the determination of exchange rates, the interaction between foreign exchange and money markets and implication for policy and APRA's prudential regulation.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. extend and deepen their knowledge of the theoretical structure of an open economy, with particular emphasis on monetary policy formulation and implementation
  2. acquire an understanding of the institutional structure of the Australian financial system, in order to develop skills in creative analysis and prediction when faced with internal and external market shocks, achieved within the framework of a general equilibrium model that allows for competitive international capital markets and floating exchange rates.
  3. demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in this unit.


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


Students must have passed one of ECW1101 or ECG1101 and one of ECW2120 or ECW2730 or ECG2730 before undertaking this unit.