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Area/Catalogue
BANK 5013

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
013202

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

The aim of this course is to acquaint students with traditional and modern investment theories and practices. This will entail an examination of investment evaluation theories and techniques for a range of financial assets; and of portfolio management practices. At the conclusion students should be familiar with current industry practice and have an understanding of the theoretical framework supporting investment analysis and portfolio management. Students will gain confidence in a range of techniques, and develop a capacity for independent thought and critical analysis, in the areas of investment analysis and portfolio management. As spreadsheets are the primary instrument used by financial analysts, security analysts and in most “real world” finance positions, students have the opportunity to develop applied skills in using spreadsheets for financial modelling. Students will also be exposed to a variety of research papers.

Course content

Risk Analysis; Extreme Portfolio Selection; Event Studies in Finance; Mutual Fund Performance; Derivative Market; Energy Market; Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance; International Finance; Environmental Finance; Technical Analysis; Latest developments in the field.

Textbook(s)

Reilly, F, Brown K & Leeds S 2019, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, 11th edn, Cengage Learning, US

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
DMMA - Master of Business Administration
BUSS 5249 Managerial Finance
Group 2
All Other Programs
BUSS 5233 Corporate Finance

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External N/A x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Seminars 15 hours AND 15 hours online equiv. 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x N/A

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 10% N/A
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Assignment 1500 words 35% N/A
Examination N/A 65% 3 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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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