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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


MAF101 and one unit in (MAF202, MAA255)

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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