Courses & Units

Financial Institutions and Markets BEA705


Financial market shocks often spread rapidly across different asset classes and between countries. This unit examines the structural reasons for these interrelationships, including financial intermediation, risk management products and regulatory structure. Attention is paid to the challenge of accurate measurement and effective management of the inherent financial risks in the activities of financial institutions. In particular, topics covered include: • Principles of financial management for depository financial institutions; • Various types of financial risks confronted by financial institutions; • Concepts, models, techniques and approaches to mitigate these risks theoretically and practically; • International bank management and international financial services with regulatory frameworks.


Unit name Financial Institutions and Markets
Unit code BEA705
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Finance
Coordinator Associate Professor Joaquin Vespignani
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the features of financial institutions and their roles in an economy.
  • Evaluate how financial institutions assess and manage risks from modern financial instruments and different financial markets.
  • Critically assess the regulation framework for banks and other financial intermediations within a global context.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
081199 $1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,837.00

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 1-hr introductory lecture (Wk 1); 1 x 1-hr weekly Lecture (Wks 1-13); 4 x 3-hr workshops (TBA).

AssessmentAT1: Online test (20%)|AT2: Homework Submissions (30%)|AT3: Research Report (50%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Helen Lange, Anthony Saunders, Marcia Cornett, Financial Institutions Management, 4th Edition, MCGRAW-HILL, 2015 (ISBN: Stand-alone book: 9781743073551 &  With Connect:  9781743762172).


Kidwell, David S., Anup Basu, Mark Brimble, Dianne Thomson, Liam  Lenten, David W.  Blackwell, Richard L.  Peterson, and David A. Whidbee. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. 2 ed.: John Wiley & Sons Australia Limited, 2010.

Mishkin, Frederic S. The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets: Global Edition. 10 ed.: Pearson, 2012.

Saunders, Anthony, and Linda Allen. Credit Risk Management in and out of the Financial Crisis: New Approaches to Value at Risk and Other Paradigms. 3th ed.: Wiley Finance, 2010.

Servigny, Arnaud de, and Olivier Renault. Measuring and Managing Credit Risk. 1 ed.: McGraw-Hill Australia and New Zealand, 2004.

Viney, Christopher. Financial Institutions, Instruments and Markets. 6th ed.: McGraw-Hill, Australia, 2009.

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