Financial Markets - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment - Business Research-Grp (15-25%) , Invigilated Exam - (50-60%) - Learn more

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Domestic continuing 1,383.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 3,143.00
International continuing 1,633.00

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The aim of this unit is to enable students to gain an understanding of the global and Australian financial systems. Students will develop a working knowledge of selected global financial markets and instruments and analyse and evaluate the choices of financing available to individuals, small business and corporations.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Research and evaluate various financial markets
  2. Describe the role of individual financial intermediaries and regulators in the global financial system
  3. Apply basic financial mathematics to real life situations
  4. Describe the structure and operation of various global debt markets - equity, corporate, international and government
  5. Work collaboratively in diverse groups.
  • Assignment — Business Research-Grp (15-25%)
  • Invigilated Exam — (50-60%)
  • Mid-study period test — (15-25%)
  • Presentation 1 — Tutorial (5-15%)
  • Presentation 2 — Group (5-15%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • FIN204 — Financial Markets and Institutions

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Additional materials

This unit addresses the following topics.

1The Financial System
2Deposit Taking Institutions
3Non-bank Financial Institution
4Interest Rate Determination
5The Equity Market
6Investors in Share Markets
7Forecasting Share Price Movement
8Corporation Issuing Equity in Share Market
9Short Term Debt
10Long Term Debt
11International Debt Markets
12Government Debt
13Central Bank and Monetary Policy
14The Payment System

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Financial Institutions, Instruments and Markets

    By:Viney & Phillips

    ISBN: 9781743079959


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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