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This microcredential is designed to provide you with an understanding of the key principles that govern banks and the banking industry. Beginning with an examination of why banks exist, you will then explore how their intermediation role shapes the financial system.
You will also gain insight into the business models employed by banks and how they try to appeal to different customer segments. While banks differ substantially from non-financial firms in terms of their assets and liabilities, there is also considerable variation along these dimensions among banks.
Vitally, you will learn how to calculate and interpret high-level bank performance measures and how to contrast the role of banks with the role of non-bank, financial institutions. You will also examine the types of risk encountered by modern banks, as well as the most important strategies for managing those risks.
Finally, you will review two important developments in contemporary banking, including digital payments and increased regulatory oversight.
This microcredential will help you develop your understanding of:
This microcredential may also qualify as recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.
This microcredential is suitable for anyone who needs a comprehensive, high-level understanding of the banking sector. Specifically, this might include:
Full price: $2,498 (GST-free)*
*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.
Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.
The following content will be covered during this microcredential:
This online course is delivered using a range of resources, self-directed study and live interactive sessions with the academic. Course content will be presented to participants in a variety of formats (lecture slides, notes, videos, articles) and delivered online. At the beginning of the course, participants are expected to review materials and complete tasks on their own before attending review sessions with the lecturer spread over the learning period. Materials will be provided to participants via the learning management system, but participants are also expected to seek information independently. Feedback will be given following formative assessment and during the online sessions.
Upon successful completion of this microcredential, participants should be able to:
Assessment task one: Quiz (individual) - weighting 30%
Following each topic, participants will be required to complete a short online quiz comprising a mix of multiple choice and short-answer questions, to assess their progress.
Assessment task two: Assignment - Report (individual) - weighting 70%
Participants will be required to examine the accounts of an Australian commercial bank and recommend measures to improve its resilience in the face of particular risks. Participants will need to document the analysis in a report.
Minimum requirement for passing the course: Participants must achieve at least 50% of the course’s total marks and complete both assessments.
Discounts are available for this course as follows:
Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.
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|Avg 10 hrs p/w|
Thomas joined the Finance Department of UTS in August 2019 from Vlerick Business School in Belgium, where he held a position as a postdoctoral researcher. He completed his PhD in Financial Economics at Ghent University in Belgium. His research interests include financial intermediation, access to finance, activism, hedge funds, and monetary policy.
Thomas has held visiting positions at Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business in Washington DC, USA, and at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend four supported learning sessions throughout the course. Click on ‘Sessions’ information above to see relevant session dates.
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