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Unit (2020)

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Commercial Banking (BUS307)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides an overview of the functions and objectives of commercial banking operations. Topics include assets, liability and liquidity management; interest rate management and bank lending instruments. Derivative securities salient to financial intermediation, loan commitments and securitisation will also be examined.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
ULO 1: Demonstrate skill in the application of finance tools and techniques in commercial banking decisions;
ULO 2: Apply techniques for the management of the functions and objectives of commercial banking operations;
ULO 3: Apply relevant financial management tools and techniques to facilitate optimal management of assets, liabilities and capital structure;
ULO 4: Work effectively as a team member to research and prepare a case study;
ULO 5: Communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Tutorial Assessment 10%
Mid-Term Test 25%
Group Assignment/Case Study 20%
Final exam 45%
Prerequisites BUS224/ BUS286 Corporate Finance OR BUS244/BUS288 Treasury Management
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS326 Commercial Banking may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Banking (BBus) [New in 2019]
Banking (BBus) [New in 2014]
Banking (BCom) [New in 2018]
Appears in these Minors Banking
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Professor Domenico Gasbarro

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2126
e: D.Gasbarro@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.012 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mr Ian Finlayson
P/T Teaching Casual

e: I.Finlayson@murdoch.edu.au

Ms Vanessa Grida

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2254
e: Vanessa.Grida@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.026 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
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