- Lectures are held on Monday evenings between 6 and 9 pm (3 hours) in building E5A 130.
- The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
There are no compulsory textbooks for this unit. We will be reading case studies from a variety of sources. Readings will be placed online (via the iLearn system) where possible. For example we might look at some of the case studies on the eRISK website http://www.erisk.com/Learning/CaseStudies.asp.
Technology Used and Required
Students will find it useful to look up material using the electronic databases available via the University library page (e.g. Factiva).
Unit Web Page
- Course material is available on the learning management system (iLearn)
- We will be distributing lecture notes, readings, and assignments via iLearn.
- Students will need Internet access in order to obtain some of the readings which are available online and /or via the Library’s electronic databases. Internet access is available at the University library.
Teaching and Learning Activities
Each week we have a 3-hour lecture on Monday evenings. We will look at one or more case studies each week. In some weeks we will also be watching TV documentaries about certain events (e.g. from the American Public Broadcasting Service). This will be followed by a class discussion of the issues - the emphasis will be on problem-solving, i.e. ways to improve risk management and regulation. A set of course notes and/or readings will be provided for each topic. Students are expected to participate in class discussions and read the required readings.
For each topic, we will provide a set of questions which will allow students to extend their knowledge by reading and by summarising additional readings. Students are expected to hand in 5 reports over the term. Students will have a choice of topics.
Students will also be expected to research two case studies, and prepare an essay on each one.
Students may be asked to do a short (5 minute) presentation of one of the topics covered in their report (if the class size if large, then it will not be possible for every student to do a presentation, but we will try to give this opportunity to as many students as possible).
Changes in 2017
This year we have updated the course material to reflect new developments in the financial services industry. The student feedback for this unit was quite positive so we have not made any other significant changes to the unit.