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MAF307 - Equities and Investment Analysis

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

B Li

Prerequisite:

MAF101 or MAA104 and one unit in (MAF202, MAA255, MAF255)

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: MAF207
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit is about understanding risk, return and capital allocation in financial markets.  In particular, the emphasis is on equity investments, other asset classes, such as fixed income and derivatives are not discussed in this unit. A great deal of emphasis is laid on modern portfolio theories, asset pricing models, valuation of securities and portfolio performance evaluation.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Cloud (online) test - 10%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Simulated Investment and Portfolio Management - 15%:

-Part A: Weekly Simulated Investment Activities (automated quizzes and activities)

-Part B: Journal Entries (reflection on investment strategies based on Part A) - 300-500 words each (in week 4 and week 8)

Assessment 3 (Group of 3-4 students) - 25%

-Part A: Written Group Assessment (3500 words) - 15%

-Part B: Group video presentation - 10%

Examination 2 hours - 50%

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

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1305$1305$2753$2923

* 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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