FINC 603

Commercial Banking

Course overview

This course provides a study of the practical and analytical aspects of commercial banking within the wider financial markets context, including how commercial banks manage risk.

Course information

Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,383.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a systemic understanding of how the financial services industry works.
  2. Define what a bank is, and how banks operate differently from other financial institutions.
  3. Explain how banks get their funds and what they do with them.
  4. Understand the need for good governance and commercial bank regulation.
  5. Describe the structure, performance and required conduct for banks.
  6. Identify the features of banks as financial intermediaries, their unique characteristics as businesses operating in our economies, and how they add value.
  7. Identify and explain the sources of risk in banking, and how these risks combine and interact to determine the overall risk that banks face in today’s financial, economic and regulatory environment.
  8. Participate knowledgeably in discussions regarding the economic environment and the impact this has on banks.

Course examiners

Christopher Gan

Professor Christopher Gan

Head of Department

Department of Financial and Business Systems