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Available in the Master of Finance and MBA (Finance). May be taken as an elective in other postgraduate courses only with permission of the Master of Finance course coordinator.


Financial market shocks often spread rapidly across different asset classes and between countries. In this unit you will examine 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, topics covered include:

  • Principles of financial management for both depository financial institutions and non-bank 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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Financial Institutions and Markets
Unit code BEA705
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance

Dr Vladimir Volkov

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

LO1Explain the features of financial institutions and their roles in an economy
LO2Identify and evaluate how financial institutions assess and manage risks from modern financial instruments and different financial markets.
LO3Analyse the regulation framework for banks and other financial intermediations within a global context.




  • BEA683
  • In addition to material covered in prerequisite units, it will be assumed that students are familiar with basic spreadsheet functions in Excel, how to use a financial calculator and the Harvard referencing system.
  • To know how to use a financial calculator is recommended as it is very fast to assist with solving numerical problems. However, this skill is not essential if students can operate on a simple non-programmable calculator.



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Online Multiple Choice Quiz (20%), Workshop Submissions (30%), Research Report (50%).

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