Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting and Finance
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)

Quota applies

This unit has an enrolment quota restriction of 138 students in semester 1 and semester 2, 2013.


This unit will combine classroom teaching and direct observance experience of the money markets covering background to the money markets, participants, interest rate and exchange rate determination, instruments traded in the money and currency markets, strategies and money and currency market trading operations. The simulated treasury dealing room (STARLab) will be used extensively in this course. This is a specialist, practically oriented unit where attendance is compulsory as assessment is based on classroom activities.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse dealing practices and conventions in the foreign exchange and cash markets
  2. develop the front office and back office functions of a simulated bank's treasury dealing room
  3. plan, verify and settle transactions completed in the treasury dealing room
  4. develop, implement, analyse and manage dealing strategies in the treasury dealing room
  5. plan, organise and report on all activities involved in the treasury dealing simulation
  6. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with money market operations.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

4 hours per week


Students must have passed AFF2401 or equivalent before undertaking this unit.