Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (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:

  1. distinguish the various sources of commercial and retail debt financing, and analyse how the current Australian banking system provides access to such funds
  2. identify, in the financial statements of financial institutions, the indicators of financial institutions' performance
  3. describe the regulatory constraints under which Australian authorised deposit-taking institutions operate
  4. 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
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with the management of financial intermediaries and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFC3170.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kym Brown

Contact hours

3 hours per week




AFF2401, AFW2401