Money, Banking and Finance

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Money, Banking and Finance

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course provides an overview of the Australian financial system, particularly the role of the financial markets and institutions. It also presents a brief survey of the theory of money and an analysis of the conduct of monetary policy in recent years
    Course Introduction
    This course is useful for students of economics, banking, finance, commerce and other business?related programs. It provides a basic understanding of the participants, roles, functions, products and operations of the various types of financial institutions, markets and instruments that make up a modern financial system. Understanding of these issues is crucial for students pursuing a qualification in the above fields. The course focuses on the Australian Financial system to provide an understanding of concepts and inter?relationships among various components of a financial system.
    Course Aims
    The Australian Financial System has a strong reputation for its sound and effective processes. Outcomes of these effective processes include public and investor confidence. As a consequence, a primary aim of this course is to ensure our students are competent with skills and knowledge needed to perform well in the dynamic and highly regulated field of financial services. To achieve this aim, coursework integrates the routine aspects of the finanical system with current affairs.
    The aims are reflected in the learning objectives.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Explain the objectives and importance of monetary policy and the role of central banking
    2 Define and distinguish various types of financial markets and the role each markets plays;
    3 Discuss the importance of financial regulation and explain the supervision framework and methodology;
    4 Explain the economic function of money and capital markets and identify and describe various market instruments;
    5 Understand important issues involved in international markets;
    6 Describe the roles, functions and operations of banks and non-bank financial institutions;
    7 Describe the roles, functions, operations and regulation of funds management, superannuation, and insurance;

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Presentation - technical or professional
    Workshop Presentation


    Test or quiz
    In Class Quiz*


    Exam - constructed response
    Final Exam


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.