Syllabus-FIN 4324-Spring 2011

Syllabus-FIN 4324-Spring 2011 - FIN 4324 Commercial Bank...

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FIN 4324 Commercial Bank Administration Spring Semester, 2011 Contact Information: Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey A. Clark Office: 427 RBA Telephone: 644-8211 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours : 9-11:00am Tuesdays and Fridays and by appointment Course BlackBoard website at: COMMERCL BANK ADMIN (FIN4324-02.fa10) Required Textbook: Custom Published Book: Commercial Bank Administration, FIN 4324 McGraw-Hill/Irwin Higher Education. Selected chapters from Saunders and Cornett, Financial Institutions Management 5 th Edition ( SC5 ) and Saunders and Cornett, Financial Markets and Institutions: An Introduction to the Risk Management Approach, 3 rd Edition ( SC3 ). ICLICKER: We will be using ICLICKER units for most individual and/or team RATS. Each student will be required to purchase and register an iClicker transmitter. Instructions for registering your iclicker transmitter will be provided following the close of drop-add. Please follow ALL instructions carefully. Course Purpose: Students should develop an understanding of the commercial banking industry and its regulation. Students will learn how banks measure, manage and price fundamental risks in modern banking organizations. After completing the course, students should be able to define each key type of risk; compute measures of each type of risk; use the computed measure to assess the bank’s risk exposure; and design a strategy to manage the risk consistent with the bank’s objective of maximizing charter value given its desired risk- return profile.
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Course Objectives: Students are expected to be able to demonstrate their understanding of the material by answering multiple choice and essay questions that require them to: 1) describe the basic business of banking and the structure and composition of the banking industry 2) define the various key risks faced by banks and other financial firms and be able to identify examples and provide examples of each form of risk 3) utilize financial statements to gather information and compute and interpret key performance ratios used to measure risk and return performance in banking organizations 4) discuss how banks measure the credit risk associated with consumer, real estate and commercial loans and discuss methods for measuring and pricing this risk 5) discuss how banks measure and manage credit risk inherent in the bank’s loan portfolio. 6) define, construct and interpret measures market risk and describe how these methods are used by management 7) explain the liquidity problem faced by banks and how banks utilize assets and liabilities to provide for adequately liquidity. 8) Discuss the measurement and methods for management of liquidity and liability risk management, including the problem of managing reserve requirements 9) explain the primary uses capital bank capital; define, compute and interpret key capital ratios that are used to measure bank capital adequacy; explain the relationship between bank capital and bank risk taking. 10) measure interest rate risk by computing and interpreting RGAP and DGAP and
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