Financial Institutions Management

Course code GSBS6144
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


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.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 1 - 2016
  • Trimester 3 - 2016

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Trimester 3 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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.


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

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term