Financial Risk Management

FIN30014 12.5 Credit Points per subject 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.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21



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.
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.