Corporate Treasury Management

Unit code: BAO7004 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders


The unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of corporate treasury management. This unit primarily focuses on the risk management of principles and techniques related to corporate entities. The unit covers measurement and management of market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, interest rate risk and exchange rate risk. The unit aims to equip students to use derivatives and value-at-risk in managing the risks related to financial instruments.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically review and interpret the rationale, structure, functions, and related risk management of a corporate treasury;
  2. Evaluate the importance of liquidity and working capital management of a corporation;
  3. Appraise the use of derivatives for hedging and speculating purposes; and
  4. Implement risk management strategies across the firm.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Develop and apply strategies to manage treasury risk
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 30%
Apply and interpret risk management techniques to “real world” scenarios
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 40%
Develop risk management policies of a treasury department (Group)

Required reading

Treasury Management: The Practitioner's Guide,
Bragg, S.M. (2017),| John Wiley & Sons Inc (US) (e-book)

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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