Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 Banking and Finance
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Evening)


Topics include the latest international banking regulatory concerns, geographic focus of banking in Europe, Asia and less developed economies; the European monetary system; Euromarkets; trade finance and trade facilitation agencies; country risk analysis.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse characteristics of international banking and consider the rational of domestic banks to expand overseas by researching and applying topics that are generally outside the typical finance undergraduate curriculum
  2. develop an understanding of the financial structure of countries and apply that understanding to a particular country to report potential international banking opportunities based on a country's current financial structure
  3. research, evaluate and report on a current international banking issue
  4. demonstrate an awareness of the complex and changing nature of Euro zone banking
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with international banking and finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFF5916.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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