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AFW1300

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)

Synopsis

On completion of this unit students should demonstrate an understanding of a financial system, its operation and component parts; yield curve analysis, the term structure of interest rates, and exchange rate interaction; sources and types of business finance, short, medium and long term, domestic and overseas, and associate pricing formulae; the structure and operation of Australian financial institutions and markets; the major types of risk and the derivative products available to manage financial risk; the structure, functions and role of prudential supervision in the financial markets.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the structure and operation of financial institutions and markets in Australia
  2. evaluate short and medium to longer term financial instruments
  3. explain government monetary policy and the term structure of interest rates
  4. describe the derivative products available to manage financial risk
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with money and capital markets and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFW1300.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Nicole Lai

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

AFC2000, AFC1100 (pre 2009), AFC2100 (pre 2009), AFF1300