Financial Risk Management

FIN30014 12.5 Credit Points per subject Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended + Swinburne Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 12 Feb 23

Results:
7 Mar 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
30 Dec 22

More teaching periods
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


Aims and objectives

This unit enables students to analyse the sources of financial risk as well as the importance of implementing hedging procedures in order to mitigate risk. The unit is designed to equip students with quantitative skills and understanding of a variety of derivative instruments that can be used for hedging purposes, while broadening their knowledge of managing risk within an ethical framework. The increasing instability of global financial markets and ethical scandals underscores the importance of this unit, whereby it has become a basic best practice in order to mitigate unforeseen losses. Students will also learn to how to mitigate financial risks using a variety of financial derivatives.
 
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Analyse the sources of financial risk and the importance of implementing effective financial risk management procedures in business entities
2. Apply the understanding of a variety of derivative instruments in hedging and trading strategies and how these instruments are priced.
3. Evaluate hedging strategies and their outcomes using derivative instruments, to hedge financial risks in a variety of assets
4. Evaluate the need for sound financial risk management policies and procedures in organisations within an ethical framework.
5. Apply research principles to conduct a piece of work collaboratively.