Treasury Management

Subject FNCE90046 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester

This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Finance, the Master of Finance (or the Master of Financial Management), or the Master of Accounting, and for students enrolled in the Master of Management who have completed 333-642 Corporate Financial Policy and 333-693 Investment Management.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Mr Michael Ingwersen


Graduate School of Business and Economics Student Centre
Level 4, 198 Berkeley Street
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Subject Overview: This subject consists of a structured reading program and assignments and a series of seminars presented by practitioners on various aspects of Treasury Management and related themes. Topics covered include issues such as treasury functions, international borrowings, corporate ratings, foreign exchange exposure management, interest rate risk management, value based management, treasury performance measurement, liquidity management systems and controls, tax and accounting issues.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Describe the corporate and financial institution treasury functions;
  • Explain the rationale for the treasury function in corporations;
  • Evaluate the risk management framework required for corporate, banking and government entities in areas such as foreign exchange, interest rates, liquidity, credit and commodity price risk management;
  • Explain how a treasurer would identify, measure, manage and report foreign exchange and interest rate exposures;
  • Critically evaluate techniques used to identify and manage exposure to cash-flow and liquidity risk;
  • Compare and distinguish between the types of treasury function operated by a corporate entity as apposed to that operated by a financial institution;
  • Examine the control framework and evaluate the corporate governace issues associated with the operation of a treasury function.
  • 3-hour end-of-semester examination (60%)
  • Assignments totalling not more than 4000 words (40%)
Prescribed Texts: You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation & analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources
Related Course(s): Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting
Master of Finance
Master of Financial Management
Master of Management (Finance)
Postgraduate Diploma in Finance

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