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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of FIN525 in Session 2 2018. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Short answer questions
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.