• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Financial Management
  • Areas of interest Finance
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alexander Vadilyev
    • Dr Qiaoqiao Zhu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course FINM4106
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    See Future Offerings

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the seminal and contemporary literature on selected topics in theoretical, empirical and applied finance as it relates to investment analysis. The material and structure of the course is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of investment decision making. The course is directed at postgraduate and honour students and is designed for students wishing to pursue higher level studies or a career relating to investment analysis and decision making.  The course material builds on undergraduate studies in the area of investments.  The material is heavily orientated to research issues and their practical problems.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students are expected to:

  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of investment theories and practice;
  • Derive classical asset pricing models and perform basic empirical tests of the models;
  • Utilize asset pricing models for investment analysis, such as performance measurement, return predictability and event analysis;
  • Analyze and explain limitations of the models in relation to real world investment situations;
  • Work in teams and develop interpersonal and cognitive skills to a higher level.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: research assignment, in-class presentation and a final exam. 

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Students are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work in this course. This will include at least 3 contact hours per week and up to 7 hours of private study time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed FINM7008 and FINM7007 and FINM7041 or be studying the Master of Actuarial Studies or Master of Actuarial Practice. Incompatible with FINM4106.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5400
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2571 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8221 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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