No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

FIN310 Commercial Banking and Finance (8)


This subject examines the management of risk in financial institutions from the treasury perspective. The subject focusses on the identification, measurement and management of non-credit risks faced by financial institutions. Contemporary issues such as asset securitisation and bank transfer pricing are also examined.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: FIN310
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment restrictions

FIN221 and FIN230

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and discuss the implications of changing regulatory frameworks on financial institutions;
  • be able to analyse the implications of risk for a financial institution on a range of issues including liquidity, capital adequacy, interest rate risk management and bank asset pricing;
  • be able to analyse the performance of financial institutions and determine the implications of strategic decisions for the profitability, liquidity, balance sheet structure and capital adequacy of financial institutions.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Financial Institution performance evaluation;
  • Interest rate risk measurement;
  • Off balance sheet management;
  • Capital adequacy;
  • Capital management;
  • Liquidity and liability management;
  • Securitisation and risk management;
  • Transfer pricing in financial institutions;
  • Loan pricing and loan portfolio management;
  • Operating cost and technology risk.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.