Liquidity and Risk Management

Module code: ACFI 3422

Module descriptor

Liquidity and Financial Risk Management represents two of the most important areas of treasury management within organisations. Successful planning and application of these two interrelated functions will make the difference between the efficient utilization of financial resources and survival for the business; and/or, the creation of financial distress and potential bankruptcy.

This module introduces students to the key concepts of liquidity and financial risk management and all the principal methods that assist companies in eliminating such risks. In the first half of the module, students will be exposed to the basic principles of treasury management such as treasury structures and processes, liquidity management, short-term and medium-term financing; and cash forecasting and planning.

In the second half, students will be exposed to the key aspects of risk management, such as the theories and problems caused by exchange rates fluctuations and interest rate movements, the process of internal and external exposure management as well as introduced to the financial derivative instruments and their use in both exchange rate and interest rate exposure management.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 22 hours
  • Tutorials: 22 hours


  • Simulated assessment centre (45 mins): 30%
  • Unseen exam (60 mins): 70%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books

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