6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2018 (On-campus)
- Second semester 2018 (Evening)
Students must be enrolled in course B5001, B6001, B6003, B6004 or B6005.
This unit analyses the characteristics, uses and behaviour of financial markets. Topics include:
- types and users of financial markets
- financial crises
- global risk
- international ratings
- international debt and equity markets
- derivative markets
- credit derivatives
- specialised sources of international finance
- regulation of international markets
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- critically analyse the structure of global financial markets
- evaluate the impact of international securities and tax law on international financial markets
- evaluate academic papers in terms of the application of finance theories to the international financial markets
- 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 financial market-related problems
- demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of global financial markets, their products and appropriateness for the investor.
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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