Total average


Learning Materials ( 56.3 )
Learning Activities ( 38.3 )
Blackboard Management ( 59.3 )
Course Content ( 55.3 )
Course Structure ( 38.3 )
Contact Availability ( 60 )
Course Difficulty ( 75 )

Reviews (3)

FINM3404 – Banking & Lending Decisions 48.3

Really terrible course, the worst one out of the finance major. Best to avoid it if you can. The topics themselves were interesting but taught very badly. I have learnt much more in courses such as ECON2200 or ECON3210 - which had lecturers who explained the same concepts far more clearly and provided up to date and relevant material.
The midsem and final had 5 MCQs & 3 short answers in each, which of course is extremely limiting and tests only a very small proportion of the massive amount of theory we were required to learn. The majority of questions in the course seem designed to trick you.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2016

Your program/major


Is lecture attendance necessary?


Is the textbook necessary?


Positives No positive points
  • Disorganised
  • Vague
Posted on June 19, 2017 2:56 pm
FINM3404 – Banking & Lending Decisions 54.3

Course concepts were easy but made difficult due to lecturer. Very bad at explaining and relating course concepts. Provided pages of material examined yet never examined any of those materials in the final exams

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2015

Your program/major

B.commerce finance

Is lecture attendance necessary?

NO/ Never

Is the textbook necessary?


  • Interesting topics
  • Bad lecturer
  • Theory not explained well
Posted on July 6, 2016 6:31 pm
FINM3404 – Banking & Lending Decisions 59.2

The content of the course is stimulating itself but the way of teaching of the lecturer discouraged students to put efforts. The assessment is not made clear to students and basically she over-emphasized the parts that she is not supposed to (did not come out in the exam). Do not trust what she said in the lectures as most of them are misleading. She can spend forever to discuss the theory parts whereas they only constitutes a really small proportion of the overall assessment. Focus on the calculation and if you do not have time, you can even ignore the theory. You have been warned: she is harsh on marking theory. I dropped the finance major because of this course. Not difficult but really discouraging.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2014

Your program/major

Bachelor of Commerce/ Accounting and Finance

  • The content is stimulating
  • Poorly structured assessment
  • The exam questions are not on the focal parts.
Posted on June 24, 2014 9:50 pm

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