BFF3331 - International banking and finance - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Michael Skully (First semester)
Dr Kym Brown (Second semester)


Professor Michael Skully (First semester)
Dr Kym Brown (Second semester)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


BFF2401 or equivalent.


BFW3331Not offered in 2019, BFX3871.


Topics include the growth and structure of international banking, the international monetary system, foreign exchange rates and markets, country risk, the Euro and Eurocurrency debt markets, international equities markets and funds management, international trade and trade finance, and future trends, regulation and technology in international banking.


The learning objectives associated with this unit are:

  1. understand the structure and operations of international banking
  2. appreciate the development and operations of the international monetary system
  3. determine foreign exchange rates and their markets
  4. evaluate country risk
  5. demonstrate an awareness of the complex nature of the Euro and Eurocurrency markets
  6. analyse the growth of the international equities and fund management
  7. consider international trade finance alternatives
  8. research, evaluate and report on a current international banking issue
  9. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with international finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFF3331.


Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

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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