GSBS6144

Financial Institutions Management

10 Units

This course provides an insight into measuring and managing risk exposures of firms operating in the financial services industry. Introducing analytical tools of measuring interest rate risk, credit risk, and liquidity risk.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 2 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the structure and regulation of the financial services industry.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of a broad spectrum of financial products and competence in measuring risk exposures of financial institutions.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills in the context of methods of measuring and managing risks faced by financial intermediaries.
  4. Identify the off-balance-sheet activities of financial institutions.
  5. Function as a finance team member to address operational risk.
Content

The content of this course includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  1. Structure and regulation of the financial services industry;
  2. Deposit products and non-cash payment products;
  3. Measuring and managing interest rate risk, credit risk, market risk, off-balance-sheet risk, operational risk, sovereign risk and liquidity risk.
  4. Off-balance-sheet activities of financial institutions.
Assumed Knowledge GSBS6130 Corporate Finance
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Written Assignment
  • In Term Test: In-Class test
  • Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6144

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