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Area/Catalogue
BANK 1005

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
011941

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

This course introduces students to the operations and functions of the financial markets and financial institutions. The emphasis is on how markets work, how instruments are priced, how they are traded and why they are used.

Course content

Time value of money: principles of compounding and discounting. Financial markets: functions and operations of the financial markets for debt and equity securities. Financial instruments: properties, uses and valuation of typical financial instruments: equities; bonds; bills and discount-type instruments. Financial institutions: operations and role of banks and managed/superannuation funds: bank regulations. Risk and financial instruments: identifying and describing risks.

Textbook(s)

Hunt, B & Terry, C 2018, Financial Institutions and Markets, 8th Edition, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Australia.

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MATH 1053 Quantitative Methods for Business

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 8 weeks
Computer Practical 1.5 hours x 2 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 35 hours x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 35 hours x NA
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Workshop 35 hours x NA

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Project 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 2.5 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Project 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 2.5 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Project 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 2.5 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Project 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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