Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


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

In Term Test: In-Class test

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


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

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