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MAF307 - Equities and Investment Analysis

Unit details

Year2015 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 (Trimester 1), S Deb (Trimester 2)


MAE356/MAF356 or MAF256 and MAF202 or MAF255

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


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 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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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