Financial Instruments and Markets
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of financial markets with some depth in security trading and pricing;
- use a range of cognitive and communication skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise relevant theories, concepts and information drawn from a range of sources in order to demonstrate critical thinking and judgement in making financial decisions; and
- work independently to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Master of Professional Accounting.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
In the fast-paced world of financial markets, you need a strong understanding of financial products and instruments that are traded globally, how they interact and how human elements affect their performance. This subject will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of the major products traded in global financial markets. Exploring the domestic financial system, you will analyse the role of financial institutions in facilitating transactions. You will examine the role of money and capital markets, including equity and debt securities, and analyse how derivative instruments can be used to reduce risk. Using theories from behavioural finance, you will hone your understanding of how people interact in financial markets.
Qualitative and Quantitative Questions: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 3 Quizzes: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 3 Essay: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 3 Final Examination: 2 hrs 15 min. Students must obtain at least 50% in the exam (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass (or better) in the subject. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Qualitative and quantitative questions (20%)
- Essay (10%)
- Online Quizzes (10%)
- Final Examination (60%)