units

AFF5040

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)

Synopsis

Topics covered include: financial asset analysis, valuation in global economies; volatility of asset prices; financial exposures; measuring risk and awareness of the tools available for management of such risks including futures, forwards, options and swaps.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop a recognition and understanding of the investment environment and its impact on asset valuation
  2. develop analytical skills related to the valuation of various investments
  3. develop skills to critically evaluate various investment strategies
  4. develop skills relating to dealing with financial risk
  5. develop a critical perspective of such investment management
  6. demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFF5040.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr John Vaz

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must have passed AFF9350 or be enrolled in the Master of Applied Finance or a major in finance before undertaking this unit