units

BFF2701

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Banking and Finance
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

An overview of the role of equity markets. Topics cover types of equity instruments; the role of broker and market maker; trading conventions and listing requirements of the ASX; the structure and operation of major overseas stock exchanges; an introduction to market micro structure theory; the enterprise market; other markets of the ASX; current issues related to Australia's equity markets.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the importance of the equity market for the economy and for a corporation
  2. apply different techniques to evaluate trading costs
  3. appraise equity trading principles and strategies
  4. undertake a trading simulation exercise and complete a stock report
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with equity markets and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFF2701.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Imon Palit (First semester)
Dr Huu Duong (Second semester)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

Students must have passed AFF1300 or BFF1300 and ETX1100 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions