BFC5050 - Global banking institutions and issues - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Piyadasa Edirisuriya

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (Evening)


AFF5050 and BFF5050.


Topics include: history of international banking; international financial system and its major players; regulations and interaction with public policy; world debt; foreign exchange markets; lending and investment criteria; and the Australian international banking sector.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop skills in understanding of the role of international banking within the international financial, derivatives and regulatory markets
  2. develop an international banking perspective by contrasting different banking and finance systems in other countries
  3. develop an ability to work in a team by completing a group report that requires a written synthesis of the contributions of team members and presentation of the report in the class
  4. develop oral presentation skills by participation in discussions during tutorials
  5. develop academic skills by preparing an individual assignment based on empirical studies that requires research using the web and print reference materials
  6. demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFC5050.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

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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