Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance


Dr John Vaz


Not offered in 2016


This unit is intended to contextualise student's acquired knowledge for solving problems in real world domestic and global situations in banking and finance. As a capstone unit, it should be studied in the final semester of the Bachelor of Banking and Finance, as it draws upon and integrates learning from previous units studied. Students will be exposed to choices and conflicts requiring judgement and thus appreciate the role of the banking and finance industry within society.


At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. evaluate the role of the banking and finance industry in shaping the economy and society

  1. hypothesise concepts surrounding banking and finance and apply these to a variety of domestic and international situations

  1. develop capabilities to work effectively in a group

  1. demonstrate effective individual research skills to produce professional quality business documents relating to finance and society

  1. evaluate and weigh evidence, arguments and ethics.


Within semester assessment: 100%

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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Chief examiner(s)


Students must have completed six units as follows: BTF2601 and BFX2140 and BFX2751 and ETF2100 and BFF3121 and BFF3331 or BFF3651 or BFF3841.