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Unit details

MAF761 - Advanced Investments

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

H Singh

Prerequisite:

MAF707 and MAF759.  Minimum standard expected in the prerequisites is a Distinction.

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with:

MAF901

Contact hours: 1 x 3 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.

Content

This unit explores the theory, models and practice of investments. The main objective of this unit is to familiarise students with seminal and contemporary literature on selected topics in both theoretical and empirical finance. It enables students to explain option pricing models and apply them to practical problems, understand the significance of the theory of finance, market microstructure, evaluate financial models, understand the contribution behavioural finance is making to finance research, apply analytical skills obtained from an in-depth study of topics and analyse the factors that are important in conducting an event study.

Assessment

Written Assignment 3000 words 30%, Presentation (Individual or Group/2 Students) 10%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1283$1283$2962$3697

* 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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