- Class Number 1631
- Term Code 3220
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- AsPr Tatsuyoshi Okimoto
- AsPr Tatsuyoshi Okimoto
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 09/02/2022
- Class End Date 07/04/2022
- Census Date 04/03/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 17/02/2022
The aim of this course is twofold. The first is to introduce modern finance theory. Topics covered include optimal asset allocation, capital asset pricing model, arbitrage pricing theory, efficient market hypothesis, and event study. The second is to study the econometric implications of the finance theory for asset returns and to review a variety of empirical applications.
The theoretical part of this course focuses mainly on the derivation and interpretation of the asset pricing models. The derivation can be very mathematical, so the course puts more emphasis on the interpretation so students can obtain the basic skills for using the models in practice. The empirical part of this course introduces the application of finance theories to real data then discusses econometric methodology to test these theories. In addition, students will be required to conduct several computer exercises for some of the empirical applications using the real data and econometric applications such as Excel and EViews.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of concepts in finance
- Understand and critically engage in theory of modern finance
- Apply techniques required for asset pricing models to real data sets
- Demonstrate the required skills to interpret results of empirical analysis
Author: Bodie, Z., Kane, A. and Marcus, A.J.
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Edition: Ten or Eleventh
Notes: The book is the main textbook, but not required to buy
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Sessions 1-4 Portfolio Theory|
|2||Sessions 5-6 Single Index Model (SIM)|
|3||Session 7 Midterm|
|4||Session 8 Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)|
|5||Sessions 9-10 Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT)|
|6||Sessions 11-12 Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH)|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Midterm Exam||40 %||21/02/2022||04/03/2022||1, 2, 3, 5|
|Final Exam||50 %||15/03/2022||30/06/2022||1, 2, 3, 5|
|Assignments||10 %||*||*||1, 2, 4, 5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5
Midterm (40%) exam tests knowledge of material from textbook and lectures to assess learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, and 5. Questions are a mix of multiple choice, short answers, and empirical questions. Questions have unambiguous correct answers and assessment is whether answers are correct. In addition to assignments, several problem sets will be provided throughout the course to familiarise students with the requirement.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5
Final (50%) exam tests knowledge of material from textbook and lectures to assess learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, and 5. Questions are a mix of multiple choice, short answers, and empirical questions. Questions have unambiguous correct answers and assessment is whether answers are correct. In addition to assignments, several problem sets will be provided throughout the course to familiarise students with the requirement.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4, 5
10% of assessments will depend on handing in several assignments. These assignments are either theoretical or empirical questions and are designed to assess learning outcomes 1, 2, 4, and 5. The theoretical questions have unambiguous correct answers and the assessment is whether answers are correct. As for empirical questions, students will be asked to empirically assess the finance theory covered in class using real data. Students are expected to use Excel and Eviews to complete these questions. The evaluation of the empirical questions should be based on how the students conduct the empirical exercises correctly; how the students interpret the results appropriately.
Return of Assessment Dates:
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AsPr Tatsuyoshi Okimoto