Risk Management

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Risk Management

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Required Prior Study 
    004949 - Financial Markets or equivalent offering code.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    This course aims to expand on the concepts that you have been introduced to in Financial Markets. You will be introduced to the concepts of financial risk management and how to identify exposures and their associated risks. It will also introduce various hedging and derivative instruments that are used in financial markets. You will also be able to appreciate the role of the Treasury function within corporations and banks and differentiate between the two. This course is designed to enable you to apply your academic learning to a contemporary workplace situation. The integration of work-based learning and academic learning will allow you to solve authentic business problems or address real issues faced in organisations.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    • Recognise and evaluate the uncertainty of business decision-making In diverse business contexts.
    • Understand the concepts associated with derivatives Pricing Models, to apply in risk management.
    • Apply the Australian and global prudential regulatory framework and the risk management requirements in risk management contexts.
    • Understand and apply different methods of quantifying risk in different asset classes.
    • Develop professional communication skills appropriate to the finance industry to work collaboratively and effectively in broad professional contexts.
    • Evaluate the functionalities of corporate treasuries as they apply in the Australian context.


    Overview of Learning Activities

    To achieve the objectives listed above this course you are required to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise, but are not limited to, the following:

    Attendance at and note taking during scheduled lectures and demonstration lectures.

    Attendance at and participation during demonstration lectures.

    Reading of and note taking from prescribed text and distributed references.

    Completion of demonstration problems prior to each demonstration lecture.

    Participation in four dealing simulation workshops in the Treasury Training Facility (mandatory).

    Completion of three Dealing Simulation team (group) journals.

    Completion of one mid semester test.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT StudiesBlackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

    Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

    What will I need to access and read for this course? 
    A comprehensive set of PowerPoint slides for each topic is available from the myRMIT under timed release. Other materials will be distributed in class from time to time.

    You are also encouraged to read widely from many financial publications, and are expected to read the financial press and journals. 


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    Assessment Task 1: 30%
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Assessment Task 2: 20%
    Linked CLOs: 2, 4, 5, 6

    Final Examination: 50%
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.


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