Management of Financial Institutions

Subject FNCE20002 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two hours of lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

FNCE20001 Business Finance.



Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Non Allowed Subjects:

Students may not gain credit for both FNCE20002 Management of Financial Institutions and 333-305 Management of Financial Institutions or 306-305 Management of Financial Institutions.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Ian O'Connor


Subject Overview:

This subject aims to develop an understanding of the unique nature of financial institutions and their role in the financial system. Topics covered include measuring performance, products and pricing, regulation, the existence or non-existence of economics of scale and scope, the risks faced by financial institutions and risk management techniques used. Topical issues such as mergers between banks are discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize the special nature of financial intermediaries and the implications for managers;
  • Explain the products and services offered by financial intermediaries;
  • Explain the major risks faced by deposit-taking institutions;
  • Apply specific risk management techniques;
  • Discuss the various regulatory systems used in the global banking environment and apply capital adequacy requirements;
  • Reflect upon the changing nature of the financial system and consider future directions.

A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (70%) and internal assessment which may consist of an assignment and mid-semester test (30%).

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; evaluation of data and other information.

  • Moderate level of development: written communication; problem solving; statistical reasoning; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

  • Some level of development: collaborative learning; team work; use of computer software.

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