Course Title: Risk Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Risk Management

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

The assessment for this course will change for all offerings in 2019


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018


Kolej Metropolitan


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh 1 09


Singapore Inst of Management


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh2 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19


Hong Kong Management Associatn


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh 3 09


Hong Kong Management Associatn


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh3 13


RMIT University Vietnam


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Viet2 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr. Di Mo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5250

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80.09

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
004949 - Financial Markets or equivalent offering code.

Course Description

This course aims to expand on the concepts that you have been introduced to in Financial Markets. You will be introduced to the concepts of financial risk management and how to identify exposures and their associated risks. It will also introduce various hedging and derivative instruments that are used in financial markets. You will also be able to appreciate the role of the Treasury function within corporations and banks and differentiate between the two. This course is designed to enable you to apply your academic learning to a contemporary workplace situation. The integration of work-based learning and academic learning will allow you to solve authentic business problems or address real issues faced in organisations.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Recognise and evaluate the uncertainty of business decision-making In diverse business contexts.
  2. Understand the concepts associated with derivatives Pricing Models, to apply in risk management.
  3. Apply the Australian and global prudential regulatory framework and the risk management requirements in risk management contexts.
  4. Understand and apply different methods of quantifying risk in different asset classes.
  5. Develop professional communication skills appropriate to the finance industry to work collaboratively and effectively in broad professional contexts.
  6. Evaluate the functionalities of corporate treasuries as they apply in the Australian context.

Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the objectives listed above this course you are required to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Attendance at and note taking during scheduled lectures and demonstration lectures.
  • Attendance at and participation during demonstration lectures.
  • Reading of and note taking from recommended text and distributed references.
  • Completion of demonstration problems prior to each demonstration lecture.
  • Completion of three Dealing Simulation team (group) journals.
  • Completion of one mid semester test.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

What will I need to access and read for this course?
A comprehensive set of PowerPoint slides for each topic is available from the myRMIT under timed release. Other materials will be distributed in class from time to time.

You are also encouraged to read widely from many financial publications, and are expected to read the financial press and journals. 

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

For students enrolled in classes commencing before 31 December 2018: 

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 20%
Linked CLOs: 2, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 3 - Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

For students enrolled in classes commencing after 1 January 2018: 

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2, 4 ,5, 6

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.