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MAF101 - Fundamentals of Finance

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

Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: MAF202 (2001 version only)
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.

Content

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

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.

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