• 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
    • Alexander Vadilyev
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
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This course allows students to acquire and apply the skills needed to design investment portfolios. It covers duties to clients, types of investment products, explores links between investment risk and return, introduces tools for use in portfolio construction, brings in analysis of fixed income products and introduces techniques to evaluate past investment performance.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of this course, students are expected to:
    • Have attained an understanding of core investments theory;
    • Demonstrate a knowledge of the issues associated with the application of investments theory in a practical setting;
    • Be able to perform in group environs; and,
    • Be effective in communicating the results of empirical research.

    Other Information

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

    Indicative Assessment

    • In-Tutorial Quizzes: 30%
    • Assignment: 20%
    • Final Exam: 50%

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    Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work.  This will include:
    • 2 hours a week attending the lecture;
    • 1 hour a week attending the tutorial they have enrolled in; and,
    • 7 hours a week reviewing lectures materials, preparing for tutorials, attempting practice questions and completing the assignment.
    Students are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials.  Students are expected to have read the lecture notes and readings prior to coming to the lecture in which they are scheduled to be discussed.

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    To enrol in this course you must have completed FINM7006 and BUSN7008 and STAT7055. Students of M. Actuarial Studies, M. Actuarial Practice and M. Statistics only need to complete FINM7006 and BUSN7008. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed FINM2003.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Completion of STAT7055, FINM7006 and BUSN7008.



    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:
    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
    2015 $3414
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2015 $4350
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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    First Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    1699 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 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
    2178 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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