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AFF9350

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)

Synopsis

Topics include investment markets and investment strategies; measuring investment return and risk; capital asset pricing model; arbitrage pricing theory; taxation; shares and share analysis; valuation; financial futures markets; real estate; portfolio management; asset allocation; monitoring.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. evaluate financial market information to measure investment risk and return, and be able to incorporate such evaluation in fundamental and technical analysis in the asset valuation process
  2. assess portfolio management performance
  3. understand the relevance of behavioural finance, including an awareness of financial history as it relates to behavioural finance
  4. demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills and develop a team orientated approach to work effectively as a team member to produce a professional quality business document solving portfolio investment objectives
  5. demonstrate in an individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the components of an investment portfolio and their optimal combination as discussed throughout the unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Edwin Maberly

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 0028, 0396, 0503, 0504, 0790, 0826, 1445, 1499, 1679, 1822, 2098, 2619, 3174, 3176, 3177, 3179, 3189, 3822, 3843, 3844 or 3848.