Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (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 Australian banks operate
  4. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and / or group activities dealing with commercial banking and finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFF2401.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kym Brown (First Semester)
Dr Abu Zafar Shahria (Second Semester)

Contact hours

3 hours per week




Only students in course code 0391 can undertake this unit in DE mode


AFC3170, AFW2401