6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
This unit will combine classroom teaching and direct observance experience of the money markets covering background to the money markets, participants, interest rate and exchange rate determination, instruments traded in the money and currency markets, strategies and money and currency market trading operations. The simulated treasury dealing room (STARLab) will be used extensively in this course. This is a specialist, practically oriented unit where attendance is compulsory as assessment is based on classroom activities. An understanding of commercial banking and treasury management is required.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- analyse dealing practices and conventions in the foreign exchange market and cash market
- develop and organise the front office and back office functions of a simulated bank's treasury dealing room
- plan, verify and settle transactions completed in the simulated treasury dealing room
- create and modify dealing strategies in the treasury dealing room
- plan, organise, analyse, justify and report on positions taken in the treasury dealing room.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
See also Unit timetable information
Students must be enrolled in course 0504, 3818, 3850, 4412, B6003 or B6004 to undertake this unit.