MAF902 - Advanced Derivative Securities

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
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Cohort rule:This unit is only available to students enrolled in M800 - Master of Commerce, M900 - Doctor of Philosophy
Unit chair:

M Chng





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

 1 x 3 hour seminar per week


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 aim of this unit is to introduce students to and provide an understanding of the theory and practice of pricing derivatives instruments and hedging using these instruments within different markets. The unit will focus on the theoretical frameworks associated with the different pricing models for option and futures and swap contracts on interest rate and foreign exchange rates. It will also introduce students to exotic derivatives where the payoffs are complicated and untraditional.  The unit provides a bridge to advanced research.


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

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