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. It examines issues in financial risk management primarily from the perspective of depository institutions. Introducing analytical tools of measuring interest rate risk, credit risk, foreign exchange risk, liquidity risk, the course offers students with a thorough understanding of methods of managing these risks and demonstrates how to use both internal and market-based hedging strategies.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 1 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)

Previously offered in 2015

Objectives

On 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.
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, foreign exchange risk, sovereign risk and liquidity risk.
  4. Off-balance-sheet activities of financial institutions
Replacing Course(s) Not applicable.
Transition Not applicable.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge GSBS6130 Corporate Finance
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Class -
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Examination: Formal -
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6144

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