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MAF101 - Fundamentals of Finance

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

A Ahsan (Trimester 1 and Trimester 2), A Nguyen (Trimester 3)

Incompatible with: MAF202 (2001 version only)
Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Topics to be addressed in this introductory finance unit include: what finance is and why it is important to individuals and businesses; basic mathematical concepts involving the time value of money determining present values and future values; the nature of return and risk; risk measurement and management; equity markets and instruments; sources and types of short, medium and long-term business finance; savings and financial institutions; foreign exchange transactions; sources and types of personal finance; personal finance topics of insurance, superannuation and estate planning.


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

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Simulated game 30%

Examination 2 hours 60%

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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