Financial Institutions Management

Course code GSBS6144Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

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.

Available in 2014

Newcastle City PrecinctTrimester 1, Trimester 3
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentThe 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.
TransitionNot applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGSBS6130 Corporate Finance
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for GSBS6144