BFF3999 - Financial institutions and society - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Abu Zafar Shahriar

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


Students must have completed 102 credit points and passed BFB3121 or BBF3121 or BFF3331 or BFF3651 or BFF3841 and BFB2140 or BFC2140 or BFP2140 or BFW2140 and BFC2751 or BFF2751.


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
  2. hypothesise concepts surrounding banking and finance and apply these to a variety of domestic and international situations
  3. develop capabilities to work effectively in a group
  4. demonstrate effective individual research skills to produce professional quality business documents relating to finance and society
  5. 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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