Advanced Investments

Subject 333-622 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours of classes per week plus 3 hours of seminars during the semester (Semester 1).
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
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.

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Subject Overview: The principles and techniques of security pricing with particular emphasis on the latest research are examined. Topics include valuation, market microstructure, behavioural finance and asset pricing
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Explain asset pricing models and apply them to practical problems;
  • Explain issues in behavioural finance;
  • Identify the differences between behavioural finance and classical finance theory;
  • Explain the principles of microstructure research;
  • Apply microstructure research principles to practical settings;
  • Generate valuations for equities;
  • Explain and apply trading strategies.
Assessment: A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (70%) and assignments totalling not more than 3000 words (30%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources.
Notes: Students may not gain credit for both 333-622 Advanced Investments and 333-402 Advanced Investments.
Related Course(s): Master of Commerce - Finance

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