BUSM 7031 Financial Institution Management

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 51165

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Description This unit provides participants with an overview of the types of financial institutions and the regulatory context within which they operate. Financial risk management and corporate responsibility serve as an underpinning framework to consider the complexity associated with managing contemporary financial institutions in an Australian and International context. A focus of the unit is to provide participants with an opportunity to use techniques to measure and manage financial risk.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate Business program.

Assumed Knowledge

51163 - Financial Institutions and Markets and/or 200426 - Corporate Finance.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify the main types of financial risk confronted by financial institutions;
  2. Apply relevant techniques to measure and manage financial risks;
  3. Identify the main regulations and operations of financial institutions within such regulations;
  4. Critically evaluate contemporary issues, including financial risks, affecting financial institutions and their owners, managers, employees and customers in an Australian and international context.

Subject Content

The Financial Services Industry: depository institutions
The Financial Services Industry: non-depository financial institutions
Why are financial intermediaries special?
Risks of financial intermediation
Interest rate risk
Credit risk
Portfolio and concentration risk
Sovereign risk
Market risk
Foreign exchange risk
Liquidity risk


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Mid-quarter exam 2 hours 30 N Individual
Group assignment 3,000 words 20 N Group
Final exam 2 hours 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Lange, H., Saunders, A., & Cornett, M. 2013. Financial Institutions Management, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill Australia.

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 3

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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