CORPFIN 2501 - Financial Institutions Management II
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code CORPFIN 2501 Course Financial Institutions Management II Coordinating Unit Business School Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge ECON 1008, ECON 1000 & ECON 1009 Course Description This course provides an introduction to the management of financial institutions and intermediaries. The course focuses on the importance of ensuring good organizational functioning within institutions to manage the varied types of risk that they may be exposed to. Students are first introduced to the construct of the firm as a legal entity, and how financial institutions have specific requirements that relate to this. The course then examines the principles of the theory and practice of effective organizational structure and policies for successful risk management and how to manage the inter-relationships that are inherent between departments. Students are also introduced to international standards of banking practice and how they impact the functioning of the institutions plus how to define and measure various types of risk these institutions can be exposed to.
Course Coordinator: Dr Tariq HaqueDr. Tariq Haque
Location: Room 12.17 , 10 Pulteney Street
Telephone: :8313 7599
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesThis course provides an introduction to the management of financial institutions and intermediaries. It examines the principles of the theory and practice of effective organizational policies for successful risk management. Students are first introduced to how to define and measure financial institutions performance and various types of risk financial institutions can be exposed to. Students are also introduced on how to manage the risks including the international standards of banking practice and how they impact the functioning of the institutions.
By the end of this course students will be able to :
1.Understand the theories of financial intermediaries and the importance role of financial institutions in the global economy
2. Evaluate the performance of different types of financial institution
3. Identify the main types of risk financial institutions are exposed to
4. Apply different methods to measure those risks to suit different contexts
5. Propose methods to manage the risks in given situations
6. Apply the international standards of banking practice where appropriate
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1 through 6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1 through 6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1 through 5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1 through 6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1 through 6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
1 through 6
Required ResourcesLange, H., A. Saunders, M.M. Cornett (LSC) , “Financial Institutions Management” , Third Edition, McGraw Hill/Irwin ( 2012)
Lange, H., A. Saunders, M.M. Cornett (LSC) , “Financial Institutions Management” , Fourth Edition, McGraw Hill/Irwin ( 2015)
Recommended ResourcesSupplementary Textbook :
Crouhy, M., D. Galai and R. Mark., “ The Essentials of Risk Management” MGraw Hill (2006)
Additional Reading :
Topic 1 :Financial Services Industry
1. Lewllyn D T, “Banking in the 21st century : The transformation of an industry “ in Readings in Financial Institution management : Modern Technique for a global industry edited by Tom Valentine and Guy Ford, Allen &Unwin (1999)
2. Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority, “Overview of the Australian Deposit-taking Sector”, APRA Insight (1), 2006.
Topic 2 : Performance Analysis and Measuring Risk Exposures
Saunders, J. M.M. Cornett appendix 7A in “Financial Institutions Management, 6th edition McGraw Hill/Irwin (2008)
Topic 10: Managing Risk : Liability and liquidity Management
Lange, H., A. Saunders,J.A. Anderson, D. Thomson, M.M. Cornett (LSATC) , chapter 16 (pages 413-417) in “Financial Institutions Management” , Second Edition, McGraw Hill/Irwin ( 2007)
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures are supported by problem-solving tutorials developing material covered in lectures.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This means that students are expected to commit approximately 9 hours for a three-unit course or 13 hours for a four-unit course, of private study outside of your regular classes. Students in this course are expected to attend all lectures throughout the semester plus one tutorial class each week.
Learning Activities Summary
Overview of Financial Institutions
LSC : Ch 1
LSATC Ch 2, Lewllyn
Non Depository Institutions
Measuring Financial Performance
Financial Statement and Analysis
Saunders Appendix 7A, LSC app 2A
Concepts of Risk Management
Measuring Risk Exposure
Interest rate risk (Maturity Model)
LSC app 5a
Interest rate risk (Duration & Repricing Models)
LSC : Ch 6 & 5
LSC : Ch 10 &11
Off-balance sheet Activities
LSC : Ch 16
Mid Semester Test
Foreign Exchange Risk
LSC : Ch 13
LSC : Ch9
LSC ; Ch14
Liability and Liquidity Management
LSC: Ch15, LSTAC 2nd ed ch 16, pg 413-417
Small Group Discovery ExperienceEach week, starting from Week 3 and ending in Week 10, the lecturer will set one or two questions relating to material that has been taught in that week's lecture. These questions are to be completed by students in groups where the maximum allowable group size is four. The questions may involve conducting research on various banks or constructing Excel spreadsheets to model the risk exposure of banks.
Further details of the assignment will be provided during the first two weeks of semester.
It is compulsory for students to consult with the course teaching staff at least two times during the completion of the problem set.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Summaryo Tutorial classes will be held commencing the week beginning Monday, Aug 1st (week 2).
Mark on tutorial is given for active participation and submission of work on tutorial questions.
-Class Participation : • Class participation will be assessed based on student’s active participation in tutorial class. Student will not receive mark for attending tutorials only without actively participate.
-Submission of Work : • Student needs to submit weekly homework in tutorial class. Student who copies tutorial answers from the textbook manual or any other sources will receive mark of zero for submission of work.
o Mid Semester Test will be held during week 6 of semester (Date to be confirmed at the start of semester), covering topics 1 to 3.
Student who does not sit the mid semester test and does not provide evidence of adequate reason (e.g. illness or unavoidable work commitment) will receive mark of zero for the test which will not be redeemable (i.e. test will still count for 10 percent of final mark). Student who misses the mid semester test and provides evidence of adequate reason will have weighting on the final exam increased by 10 percentage points.
o Group assignment is to be done in a group of maximum 4 people.
Group members can be from different tutorial classes. All team members are expected to contribute approximately equally to the group assignment.
o Group assignment consultation (mentoring program)mark is given individually.
It is compulsory for students to have consultation meetings with the lecturers or tutors during the completion of the assignment to get the consultation mark.
o Final exam is a closed book exam, covers all topics. No minimum mark for the final exam is required to pass the course.
Assessment Detail-Tutorials 5%
-Mid Semester Test 15%
Will be held during Week 6 of semester (Date will be confirmed at the start of semester)
- Group Assignment/Problem Set 15%
Due by 4pm on Friday, October 28th (week 12)
-Assignment consultation (mentoring program) : 5 %
-Final Exam 60%.
SubmissionThe Group assignment/Problem Set should be submitted as a hardcopy as well as sent electronically by 4pm on Friday, October 28th.
• The hardcopy of the report should be submitted into the assignment box in the Professions Hub on the ground floor, 10 Pulteney Street.
• The report should also be submitted electronically via the Turnitin Assignment tool on MyUni by the group leader. The link for the Turnitin Assignment tool have been created under the Assignment page entitled “FIM Group Assignment Submission” in the MyUni site.
You can upload your assignment directly by following the prompts. For guidance on how to submit your assignment electronically via MyUni, go to http://www.adelaide.edu.au/myuni/tutorials/ and click on the “Submit an Assignment” tutorial. You will need to upload a Word or pdf version of your assignment to Turnitin.
Hardcopy and softcopy need to be identical. Penalties of 5 % will apply for every day late.
Presentation of Assignment/Problem Sheet
•• Students must retain a copy of the assignment/problem sheet submitted.
• When submitting the hardcopy of your assignment, please attach a ‘ Group Assignment Cover Sheet’, which must be signed and dated by all group members before submission. Lecturers can refuse to accept assignments, which do not have a signed acknowledgement of the University’s policy on plagiarism.
Assignment Guidelines including Referencing Details
A copy of the Postgraduate Programs: Communication Skills Guide will have been given to you at the beginning of your program. This guide will assist you structure your assignments. A copy of the guide can also be downloaded from http://www.business.adelaide.edu.au/current/mba/download/2009MBACommSkillsGuide.pdf This publication also provides guidelines on a range of other important communication skills including writing essays and management reports, making oral presentations etc.
In preparing any written piece of assessment for your undergraduate studies it is important to draw on the relevant ‘literature’ to support critical analysis. Also essential is to reference the literature used. Correct referencing is important because it identifies the source of the ideas and arguments that you present, and sometimes the source of the actual words you use, and helps to avoid the problem of plagiarism. (Further information on plagiarism is provided later in this course outline.)
The Harvard system is widely used in the Business School. Guidelines for the use of this style of referencing can be found in the Communication Skills Guide. Further assistance with referencing is available from the Faculty’s Learning Support Advisors. The contact details are provided on page 6 of the Communication Skills Guide.
Late Assignment/Problem Set Submission
Students are expected to submit their work by the due date to maintain a fair and equitable system. Extensions will generally only be given for medical or other serious reasons. All requests for extensions must be emailed to the lecturer in charge of the course before the due date. Each request will be assessed on its merits.
A late assignment (without prior arrangement) will be penalised by a 5% mark reduction for each day that it is late.
Return of Assignments/Problem Set
Lecturer’s aim to mark and return assignments to students within two (2) weeks of the due date with written feedback. Students are responsible for collecting their marked assignments from either their tutorials or lectures. If assignments aren’t collected after two (2) weeks, the assignments will be available at the Student Hub for two (2) weeks.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
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