FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

FIN3FRM

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to be an introduction to the concepts, principles, theories and practical applications associated with the management of financial risk in general. In addition to overview of the risks of financial institutions and industries, the relevant strategies and policies and their consequences are presented and discussed. The enrolled students are required to have sufficient background knowledge so as to actively be involved in this course. Case study and visual documentary materials are included for interactive learning.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorWei-han Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FIN2FIN OR FIN1FOF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Please note Summer semester: Students need to choose 2013W4903 in Student Online: Classes are delivered in two two week blocks - 2013 W4950; 2014 W0203; please refer to both 2013 & 2014 timetables

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of Futures and Option Markets.PrescribedHull, J. C.8TH EDITION, WILEY, 2014.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Calculate various ratios, pricing and hedging issues as they are applied to hedging or speculation strategies.

Activities:
lecture, tutorial questions, and assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Evaluate risk management tools and strategies as they are applied to financial decision making environment.

Activities:
lecture, tutorial questions, and assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. In groups assess the causes, the consequences, and the rescue measure issues as they are applied to corporate financial environment and communicate the findings.

Activities:
lecture, tutorial questions, and assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. In groups evaluate the Enron scandal and the global financial crisis since 2007 and present an overview.

Activities:
lecture, tutorial questions, and assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Identify and respond to issues relating to financial ethics in a business environment.

Activities:
lecture, tutorial questions, and assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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