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Treasury Management (FNCE90046)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeFNCE90046
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject consists of a structured reading program and assignments and a series of seminars presented by practitioners on various aspects of Treasury Management and related themes. Topics covered include issues such as treasury functions, international borrowings, corporate ratings, foreign exchange exposure management, interest rate risk management, value based management, treasury performance measurement, liquidity management systems and controls, tax and accounting issues.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Describe the corporate and financial institution treasury functions;
  • Explain the rationale for the treasury function in corporations;
  • Evaluate the risk management framework required for corporate, banking and government entities in areas such as foreign exchange, interest rates, liquidity, credit and commodity price risk management;
  • Explain how a treasurer would identify, measure, manage and report foreign exchange and interest rate exposures;
  • Critically evaluate techniques used to identify and manage exposure to cash-flow and liquidity risk;
  • Compare and distinguish between the types of treasury function operated by a corporate entity as apposed to that operated by a financial institution;
  • Examine the control framework and evaluate the corporate governace issues associated with the operation of a treasury function.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation & analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources

Last updated: 20 August 2019