ECON203 Banking and Finance

Updated: 10 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites ECON101 or ECON102 or ECON106
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ECON222 or ECON303 or ECON322 or ECON405
Notes None
Combined Units ECON303 - Banking and Finance
ECON405 - Banking and Finance
Coordinator(s) Subashini Perera (mahangam@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit provides an introduction to the operation of the banking and finance industry in Australia and discusses its current policies and controversies, such as financial deregulation and prudential control. This unit is especially useful for students considering a career in the financial sector.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Financial Markets, Institutions and Money

ISBN: 9780730363521
Kidwell, D.S. and others, Wiley 4th ed. 2018

Text refers to: Trimester 2 and 3, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 20% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Assignment 2 20% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 60%
Assessment Notes

Students must obtain at least 50% in the exam (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass (or better) in the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the Australian Financial System;
  2. assess the performance of the Australian Financial System; and
  3. demonstrate an understanding of monetary policy and its impact on the banking systems in the financial sphere.