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-ordinatorDavid Walker

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesFIN2FIN OR FIN1FOF


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Fundamentals of Futures and Option Markets.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorHull, J. C.


Edition/Volume8TH EDITION



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Calculate various ratios, pricing and hedging issues as they are applied to hedging or speculation strategies.
02. Evaluate risk management tools and strategies as they are applied to financial decision making environment.
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.
04. In groups evaluate the Enron scandal and the global financial crisis since 2007 and present an overview.
05. Identify and respond to issues relating to financial ethics in a business environment.

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