Case Studies in Finance

Subject 333-632 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours per semester (Semester 2).
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: This subject is only available to those students that have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Finance or who have successfully completed 100 points of the Master of Financial Management.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview: This is a capstone subject for the program consisting of selected case studies covering portfolio analysis, financial management, derivatives and risk management, mergers and acquisitions, raising capital and other topical issues.
Assessment: One 3-hour examination (100%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Recognise the issues pertinent to portfolio management
  • Describe the nature and role of derivatives in risk management.
  • Explain the funding alternatives available to firms.
  • Apply complex techniques to investment appraisal.
  • Evaluate the economic consequences of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Analyse a variety of topical financial issues relevant to firms in the current business environment.

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation and analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources
Related Course(s): Master of Financial Management

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