Students attend three classroom hours most weeks, comprising lectures using a mix of theory and practical applications, and practice questions delivered in Second Session in the following session:
Wednesday, 12noon to 3pm, Price Theatre.
Students are expected to attend the full quota of lectures; all the material covered in class is examinable.
If you are ever in doubt about timetabling and class time and place, see the University’s website: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
There is no ‘set’ textbook for Econ 335.
However, one very useful source for this unit is this report from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Bank for International Settlements, Tenth Progress Report on Adoption of the Basel Regulatory Framework, April 2016. This Report is available for free download at:
One very worthwhile textbook for the course is Kidwell, D. et al. 2012, Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, (11th edition or 3rd Aus edition) John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld.
Other (possibly) useful books include:
Gup, B.E., Avram, K. et.al., (2007) Commercial Banking: The Management of Risk, Melbourne: John Wiley & Sons Australia.
Saunders, A. and Lange, H. (2015), Financial Institutions Management: A Modern Perspective, 4th Edition, Sydney: Irwin.
Valentine, T. et al. 2011, Financial Markets and Institutions in Australia, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW
Hunt, B. and Terry, C. 2014, Financial Institutions and Markets, 7th edn, Thomson
A. Saunders and Cornett, M.M. (2013) Fundamentals of Financial Institutions Management, 8th Edn, Boston: Irwin.
Sinkey, J.F. (2002), Commercial Bank Financial Management, 5th ed., Macmillan.
(c) Other resources useful for this course:
Banking Weekly Podcasts - Financial Times: podcast.ft.com/banking-weekly
Technology Used and Required
It is my expectation that the lectures of Econ 335 will be recorded on the University’s i-Lecture facility. This can be found at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
The iLearn facility at this same site will also be the main vehicle through which unit communications will be made, and via which students can communicate with each other.
Learning and Teaching Activities
As noted above, this unit is taught via three hours of lectures per week. In terms of student activity in relation to this, it is suggested that lecture slides and/or any readings be read in advance. Meanwhile, keeping up to speed on events impacting financial institutions and markets will be highly advantageous.