• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Finance
  • Major code CPMK-MAJ

The major in Capital Markets is concerned with applying the basic concepts introduced in the core finance course (FINM1001 Foundations of Finance) to study the financial decisions facing the firm; investment decisions and portfolio management; derivatives and risk management; portfolio construction; corporate valuation; and debt markets. The aim of the major in Capital Markets is to develop skills and competencies in students that will enable them to embark upon a professional career in the fields of corporate financial management, financial consulting and planning, funds management, investment banking and stockbroking. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the three basic ideas underpinning finance: the time value of money; diversification; and, arbitrage and their application to corporate financial decision-making; investment decisions and portfolio management; derivatives and risk management; portfolio construction; corporate valuation; and debt markets.

  2. Understand the role of lending and risk management decisions of banks and financial intermediaries in financial markets.

  3. Understand the pricing and hedging of options, futures and other contingent claims and their role in risk management.

  4. Understand investments theory, as well as knowledge of the issues associated with the application of this theory in a practical setting, in particular, how it applies to portfolio construction.

  5. Apply discounted cash flow analysis to corporate investment, financing, dividend and merger and acquisition decisions.

  6. Understand and apply finance theory to company valuation in a practical setting.

  7. Work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and communicate the outcomes of financial problems.

Other Information

Double Counting

Please note that students are not able to double count with the Asian Capital Markets Major and the Capital Markets Major. Therefore students may not have both a major in Asian Capital Markets and Capital Markets. 

Relevant Degrees

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:


42 units from the completion of the following courses:

FINM2001 - Corporate Finance

FINM2002 - Derivatives

FINM2003 - Investments

MGMT3015 - Corporate Strategy

FINM3006 - Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets

FINM3005 - Corporate Valuation

FINM3008 - Applied Portfolio Construction


6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

STAT2008 Regression Modelling

STAT2014 Regression Modelling for Actuaries




48 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
FINM2001 Corporate Finance 6
FINM2002 Derivatives 6
FINM2003 Investments 6
FINM3005 Corporate Valuation 6
FINM3006 Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets 6
FINM3008 Portfolio Construction 6
MGMT3015 Corporate Strategy 6
STAT2008 Regression Modelling 6
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