Required technology: Non-programmable calculator.
Learning and teaching strategy: Classes typically consist of a two-hour lecture followed by a one-hour workshop. Lectures are used to show how the topic fits into the overall unit aims and to establish theory principles. Workshops are used to apply concepts to real world problems and review homework problems. Participation is strongly encouraged for you to check your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes for the unit.
Textbook: The textbook for the unit is Lange, H., Saunders, A. and Cornett, M.M. (2015), Financial Institutions Management: A Risk Management Approach, 4th edition, McGraw- Hill (denoted LSC on the reading list). Textbook material will be supplemented by articles and handouts. Chapters from the textbook and specified articles should be read prior to attending the scheduled lecture on that topic. Homework problems will be assigned at the end of lectures and should be completed before the workshop the following week. Handouts and homework questions can be downloaded from the unit's iLearn site each week.
Online learning: iLearn (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au) provides the main online learning support. It is essential that you log in at least twice per week to keep abreast of unit-wide announcements and use the resources to supplement your learning. Lecture slides are available online beforehand for you to download from iLearn. Solutions to homework problems are made available online after the problems are discussed in the workshop.