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Introduction to Financial Instruments and Markets

Undergraduate | CUR-BAN24 | 2024

Gain a global perspective of how equity and debt work within the global financial markets. Highlight the need for ethics in the investment industry. Count the economic factors that impact credit risk, interest rates and market efficiency.

Study method
100% online
Assessments
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
Duration
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Introduction to Financial Instruments and Markets

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. compare the types of equity securities that companies can use to raise equity capital, and understand how share prices are determined
    2. contrast the characteristics of different types of debt securities and analyse different theories of interest rate determination and the relationship with the pricing of interest rate securities
    3. evaluate the importance of ethics within the financial markets and investment industry
    4. interpret international financial economic theories in relation to financial instruments and markets, including the effect on calculation of financial instrument prices

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Others

Note: Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 units or other relevant experience.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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