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BX3133 - Risk Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

Risk is an integral part of financial decisions. Following the rapid evolution of financial risk management and increased volatility in the marketplace, this subject is significantly important in the financial management major. This subject provides an overview of the nature of financial risk and risk management strategies, including the use of financial derivatives in the management of financial risk from an international perspective. Financial risks and relevant risk measures introduced include market risk (value-at-risk and expected loss), credit risk (ratings and credit derivatives), liquidity risk, operational risk, country and political risk. To complement the rather quantitative nature of the topics, the subject includes real life examples and case studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • construct portfolios of financial derivative instruments to effectively minimise the potential damaging effects of volatility on institutions' profitability;
  • demonstrate and apply financial risk management procedures;
  • analyse, evaluate and synthesise quantitative and qualitative information accessed to manage risks;
  • identify and measure in the financial statements of institutions the financial risk indicators and evaluate the impact of potential impending crisis.
Prerequisites: BX2032 AND (BX2014 OR BU2004 OR CO2601 OR CO2611)


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Professor Lyndal Drennan, Dr Siqiwen Li
Lecturers: Professor Lyndal Drennan, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); online quizzes (30%); mid-semester test (20%).

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