Provides coverage of finance theory and how it relates to modern financial markets. The material is put into perspective by treatment of topics relating to the investment environment such as risk and return, market efficiency, booms and busts, market and regulative failure, behavioural finance, sustainable finance and other contemporary issues.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss key investment theories||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of risk and return in the context of international financial markets and investment decision making||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||explain how political, economic and industry factors influence investment||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||use quantitative finance techniques to investigate the statistical properties of financial asset prices||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||provide an investment perspective of both recent and historical financial market events||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||discuss alternative investment theories.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- Brailsford, T, Heaney, R & Bilson, C, 2011, Investments: Concepts and Applications, 4th edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)|
|Exam: closed book||50%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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