6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
- Second semester 2017 (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:
- 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
- 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
- research, evaluate and report on a current international banking issue
- demonstrate an awareness of the complex and changing nature of Euro zone banking
- 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 BFC5916.
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
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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