- Code FINM6009
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Financial Management
- Areas of interest Finance
All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely
Students in this course will receive training in the management of the Student Managed Fund (SMF), under the guidance of course conveners and students enrolled in Student Managed Fund Extension. The primary task of students will be to provide support in formulating investment recommendations to be reviewed and endorsed by an Investment Advisory Committee that includes industry practitioners and ANU staff. The students will also be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day functions typical of a managed fund. An SMF Charter and Governance Structure Statement sets out the policies and procedures under which the SMF operates.
Admission to the course will be selective, with the expectation that students who successfully complete the Student Managed Fund course will continue to the Student Managed Fund Extension course. To ensure continuity, students enrolled in the Student Managed Fund Extension course will adopt senior managerial and decision-making roles; and will be responsible for training the students enrolled in the Student Managed Fund course so that they can progress to the senior roles when enrolled in the Student Managed Fund Extension course. Student learning occurs through assisting in the management the SMF and its activities, and in undertaking research in support of investment recommendations and design of investment processes. The course is essentially an advanced form of activity-based learning, where teaching staff provide direction and support through workshops and consultations rather than formal lectures.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Manage (real) money in pursuit of defined objectives;
- Describe in detail the manner in which the fund management industry operates;
- Communicate and advocate in detail recommendations for action in an applied setting; and
- Operate in a team environment.
For more information about the fund see https://www.rsfas.anu.edu.au/rsfas-education/student-managed-fund/. For more information about the latest admission procedure and eligibility requirements, please see https://www.rsfas.anu.edu.au/rsfas/news/h33/.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: assignments, portfolios, convener assessment, peer review, presentations and other assessment as appropriate (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the Class Summary.
A passion for, and basic understanding of, investing will be an important part of the selection criteria. Evidence of ability to work in teams and good communication skills will be valued.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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