Investment Analysis - 2017

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Unit summary

MFIN2077

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 4,080.00
International 4,330.00

This unit explores core aspects of investment theory and management in a rapidly changing financial environment. It provides you with analytical techniques and the theoretical an practical skills of investment analysis, stock markets and securities. you will evaluate and analyse issues related to investment management, asses and manage portfolios, examine and appraise securities and explore institutions and financial instruments.

In this unit you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various online discussions and activities comprising of individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects. 

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Examine the general investment framework and determine investment alternatives available in the market
  2. Make financial decisions based on knowledge of the basic principles of stock market participation
  3. Apply security valuation techniques to assess economic factors and analyse the performance of an actual company
  4. Explore the relationship of various investment vehicles and compare them to less familiar alternatives
  5. Analyse basic portfolio theory and assess the role of risk and return in the investment decision process.
  • Assignment 1 — Assessment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Assessment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Final Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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