Derivatives and Risk Management

FIN80018 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24



Aims and objectives

This unit aims to enable students to identify and manage a variety of financial risk using derivative instruments, and the importance of implementing effective financial risk management procedures within an ethical decision-making framework.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically analyse the sources of financial risk and the importance of implementing effective hedging strategies and evaluate the outcome of these strategies.
2. Apply advanced coherent understanding of different types of derivatives and the principles that underlie pricing models of these derivatives.
3. Critically analyse Treasury Risk Management policies and procedures and the importance of ethical decision making in risk management.
4. Apply research principles and techniques to plan and execute a group research project.