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MAF307 - Equities and Investment Analysis

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

S Deb


MAE356/MAF356 or MAF256 and MAF202 or MAF255

Incompatible with: MAF207
Contact hours:

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

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit introduces students to topics including: the operations of the share, money, debt, property, options and futures markets. It will also provide students with knowledge about the various market instruments, the structural characteristics of the various markets, the fundamental concepts and theories underlying valuation, investment decisions, market trading activity, and developing investment portfolios.


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

Assessment 2 - Simulated Investment and Portfolio Management - 20%:

-Part A (Individual) - Weekly Investment Strategy Journal - 10%

-Part B (Group) - Video presentation - Critical Analysis of Group's Investment Strategies -10%

Assessment 3 (Group of 2-3 students) - Written Group Assessment (3500 words) - 20%

Examination 2 hours (50%)

Hurdle requirement: students must obtain at least 50% of the available marks in the examination in order to qualify for a passing grade.

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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