Face-to-Face Teaching: Generally 36 hours.
Timetable: Detailed timetable for classes are on the Centre’s website at https://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/faculties-and-departments/business/study-with-us/macquarie-applied-finance-centre/timetables.
Students who wish to contact any of the teaching staff may do so through:
- iLearn, in relation to general queries (so that all students may benefit); or
- Individual consultation with the lecturer by email in the first instance, if necessary.
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED TEXTS AND/OR MATERIALS
Text: Bodie, Kane and Marcus, Investments, McGraw Hill, 11TH edition, 2014, ISBN 978-1-259-27717-7 (BKM).
- Additional readings are included in the unit notes and/or on iLearn.
- Students should assume these readings are examinable unless otherwise advised.
Lecture Notes: Available in printed form and electronically via iLearn.
- Students are required to work systematically through end of chapter problem sets. These problems will not be collected but they will help you prepare for the exams. Answers, but not worked solutions, to set problems are provided in the lecture notes.
- Please refer to the Bodie, Kane and Marcus, Investments Solutions Manual for worked solutions.
Pre-course Knowledge: The Gateway units of the Graduate Certificate in Finance represent the pre-course knowledge required to successfully study the advanced applied finance units of the Masters of Applied Finance and the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance. Please refer to the following page for instructions on reviewing the unit guides for the gateway units: http://mafcstudents.mq.edu.au/new-to-mafc/pre-course-materials/
- McDonald, Derivatives Markets, Pearson
- Ross, Westerfield and Jaffe, Corporate Finance, McGraw Hill
- Bodie, Kane and Marcus, Investments Solutions Manual, McGraw Hill
- Damodaran, Investment Valuation, Wiley
- Elton, Gruber, Brown & Goetzmann, Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis, Wiley.
- A financial calculator that can handle time value of money calculations, logs and power functions is required.
- The Hewlett Packard calculator hp17bII+ is recommended.
- In examinations, hand held calculators are permitted. Mobile phones and computers are not permitted.
- Access to a computer with word processing and spreadsheet capability is assumed, as is general student computer literacy.
- Also assumed is access to a Web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox), email software and student’s own connection to an internet service provider.
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
Unit iLearn Site:
- Found by logging on to iLearn ilearn.mq.edu.au, then clicking on AFCP801 Portfolio Management and Valuation.
- This is where you will find a link to forums, downloadable resources and other important pages.
- Forums allow you to communicate with other students and lecturer(s) and may provide supplementary material.
- You are requested to post questions to forums at least 24 hours prior to an assignment submission date or examination date. Questions posted after that time may not be answered. Please try to not leave your questions to the last few days.
- It is important that you familiarise yourself with iLearn.
- Students should check iLearn regularly (minimum twice a week and prior to all lectures) and look for updates and distribution of materials (including case studies) related to the unit or assessments and, if relevant, participate in forum discussions.