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Admission to Master of Applied Finance or Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance
This unit assesses the structure, instruments and participants in the Financial System. It covers the theory and practical application of financial instruments including debt, equity, hybrids and derivatives. It also articulates the roles and objectives of participants in the system, social contracts and regulation.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Assessment criteria (including information about late submissions and extensions) for all assessment tasks will be provided on the unit iLearn site.
|Class activities||20%||No||Online quizzes due: 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 12 Nov|
|Final assessment||40%||No||University examination period|
Assessment of finance transactions. Individual task up to 4,000 words.
Tasks set with online classes including quizzes, online or recorded presentations, learning portfolio, analytical tasks and participation.
A time-constrained task based on scenarios.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
McDonald, R.L., 2013, Derivatives Markets, Pearson New International Edition, 3rd Edition, Pearson, ISBN 9781292021256
The Pearson New International Edition is based on the U.S. 3rd Edition ISBN 9781292021256
For information on textbook prices and online ordering, please refer to Pearson’s at https://www.pearson.com.au/products/detail?isbn=9781292021256
Bodie, Z., Kane, A., and Marcus, A.J., 2014, Investments, 11th edition, McGraw Hill.
McDonald, R.L., 2009, Fundamentals of Derivatives Markets, Pearson.
Viney, C., and Phillips, P.J., 2019, Financial Institutions, Instruments & Markets.
Learning and Teaching Activities
Strategy: Programs in the Applied Finance Centre adopt a deep teaching and learning strategy in which students acquire and retain knowledge and also are able to make sense of the issues and concepts and apply them in the “real world”. The program relies heavily on student engagement and participation by: (a) Continuous learning throughout the term. This is encouraged through a combination of students undertaking prescribed reading throughout the units and/or completion of practice problems, online activities, case studies, assignments, class discussions, etc and interaction via forums; and (b) Assessments, which enable the student to demonstrate his/her understanding of the learning objectives achieved through the continuous learning.
Student Participation: This is blended unit where students need to complete assigned activities before live Zoom sessions and block teaching. Students participate in this unit by: (a) Actively engaging with the videos and required readings of this unit; (b) Working systematically through and completing online activities; (c) Interacting in forums; and (d) Completing all assessment tasks.
Zoom webinar: 22 Sep 7:00pm - 8:30pm
|2||Valuation, risk and return||
Zoom webinar: 29 Sep 7:00pm - 8:30pm
|3||The building block financial instruments||
Zoom webinar: 6 Oct 7:00pm - 8:30pm
|4||Pricing forwards, futures and options||
Zoom webinar: 13 Oct 7:00pm - 8:30pm
|5||Applications and further option pricing||
Block Weekend: 23 Oct 10:00am - 3:00pm; 24 Oct 10:00am - 3:00pm
Attendance: Online via Zoom
Zoom webinar: 27 Oct 7:00pm - 8:30pm
|7||Debt and swap markets: Introduction||
Zoom webinar: 3 Nov 7:00pm - 8:30pm
|8||Debt and swap markets: Applications||
Block Weekend: 13 Nov 10:00am - 3:00pm; 14 Nov 10:00am - 3:00pm
Attendance: Online via Zoom
Zoom webinar: 24 Nov 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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|23/08/2021||Attendance for block weekends changed to online via Zoom.|
Unit information based on version 2021.03 of the Handbook