• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Statistics
  • Areas of interest Actuarial Studies, Finance, Statistics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Abhinav Mehta
    • Dr Bronwyn Loong
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
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Compound interest functions; valuation of annuities certain; loans repayable by instalments; comparison of value and yield of cash flow transactions; valuation of fixed interest securities, with and without tax on interest and capital gains; duration and volatility of securities; introduction to concept of immunisation and matching; consumer credit contracts; introduction to stochastic interest rate models.

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course the student will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Define and describe the use of cash flow models, simple and compound rates of interest and discount as well as compare and distinguish between nominal and effective rates of interest and discount.
  2. Describe various types of annuities and perpetuities and use them to solve financial transaction problems.
  3. Describe equations of value and various tools like linear interpolation & annuity tables.
  4. Compare capital budgeting decision tools like Net Present Values, Internal Rates of Return and Discounted Payback Periods.
  5. Analyse basic fixed interest financial transactions like Loan Valuation, Fixed Interest securities (eg. Bonds) and employ the skills developed in this course to evaluate such transactions. Incorporate the effects of taxation on such financial transactions.
  6. Explain arbitrage and its use in the valuation of forward contracts. Employ term structure of interest rates to calculate forward and spot rates.
  7. Define interest rate risk in terms of duration and convexity of fixed interest products. Define immunisation and assess its use in mitigating interest rate risk
  8. Illustrate the basics of stochastic interest rate models and use it to evaluate simple cash flow models.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

  • Quiz A - 5%
  • Quiz B - 5%
  • Assignment - 20%
  • Final Exam - 70%

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Workload

Three contact hours per week plus at least 7 hours private study time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed STAT1003 or STAT1008

Majors

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:
2
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 $2784
2004 $3084
2005 $3084
2006 $3090
2007 $3090
2008 $3090
2009 $3090
2010 $3090
2011 $3090
2012 $3090
2013 $3246
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2784
2004 $3084
2005 $3084
2006 $3132
2007 $3264
2008 $3264
2009 $3264
2010 $3576
2011 $3582
2012 $3582
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
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
3436 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
8738 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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