• 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 PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Qiaoqiao Zhu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
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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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able 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

    • Assignment 1 - 15%
    • Assignment 2 - 15%
    • Assignment 3 - 15%
    • Presentation - 15%
    • Final - 40%

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    Workload

    11 hrs per week

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    To enrol in this course you must have completed FINM7008 and ( ( FINM7007, FINM7041, FINM7044 ) or (enrol in 7410 Master of Actuarial Studies Program))

    Fees

    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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

    Student Contribution 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.

    Units EFTSL
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    1994-2003 $3234
    2004 $3234
    2005 $3234
    2006 $3240
    2007 $3240
    2008 $3240
    2009 $3240
    2010 $3240
    2011 $3240
    2012 $3240
    2013 $3240
    2014 $3246
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    1994-2003 $3234
    2004 $3234
    2005 $3234
    2006 $3534
    2007 $3618
    2008 $3618
    2009 $3618
    2010 $3942
    2011 $3942
    2012 $3942
    2013 $3942
    2014 $3948
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

    Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

    The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
    Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

    First Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    3214 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

    Second Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    8232 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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