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MAF101 - Fundamentals of Finance

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, W, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1 (B), trimester 2 (B, S, W, X) or trimester 3 (B, X)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

C Ang

Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: MAF202 (2001 version only)
Contact hours: 1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

Topics to be addressed in this introductory finance unit include: what finance is and why it is important to individuals and businesses; basic mathematical concepts involving the time value of money determining present values and future values; the nature of return and risk; risk measurement and management; equity markets and instruments; sources and types of short, medium and long-term business finance; savings and financial institutions; the global financial crisis; foreign exchange transactions; sources and types of personal finance; personal finance topics of insurance, superannuation and estate planning.

Assessment

Test 10%, Written Assignment (Individual and/or Group) 3000 words (individual) and 4000 words (group) 30%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

 

Trimester 2 2013:

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Online quiz 10%,

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Simulated game 30%,

Examination 2 hours 60%.

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

 

Trimester 3 2013:

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Online quiz 10%

Assessment 2 (Group of 3-4 students) – equivalent to 3000 words, 30%

Examination 2 hours 60%.

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1224$1224$2506$2660

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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