Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

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 content

Topic 1: Investment Fundamentals 
Topic 2: International Investment 
Topic 3: Macro- and Industry Analysis 
Topic 4: The Investment Portfolio: An Introduction 
Topic 5: Risky Asset Pricing Models I 
Topic 6: Risky Asset Pricing Models II 
Topic 7: Market Efficiency 
Topic 8: The Rise and Fall of Financial Markets 
Topic 9: Behavioural Finance 
Topic 10: Sustainable Finance and Investment

Learning outcomes

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

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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