FIN525 Financial Institutions Management (8)

This subject examines the financial management of domestic financial institutions in the contemporary financial environment. The subject focuses on the measurement and management of risks in financial institutions, including liquidity management, interest rate risk management, capital management and off-balance sheet risk management.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: FIN525. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Assumed Knowledge
FIN516 and FIN530

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and use the techniques of financial management to analyse the performance of financial institutions;
  • be able to apply analytical skills to the interpretation of interest rate risk, liquidity risk, off-balance sheet risk;
  • be able to determine and critically evaluate the implications of strategic decisions for the profitability, liquidity, balance sheet structure and capital adequacy of financial institutions.


This 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.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.