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.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BAO7004

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.  

Assessment

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

Required reading

Treasury Management: The Practitioner's Guide, 1st Edn
Bragg, S.M. (2017),
John Wiley & Sons Inc (US) (e-book)

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