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MAF713 - Futures, Options and other Derivatives

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

W Opie



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Cloud (Online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit introduces students to the mechanics of the main categories of derivative securities including options, futures, forwards and swaps on instruments such as stocks, stock indices, currencies and interest rates. The unit focuses on the theoretical framework of the different pricing models for derivatives and the use of derivatives for hedging, speculating and arbitraging purposes. It also covers some case studies on corporate disasters associated with derivative usage.


Assessment 1 (individual) - Online test - 10%

Assessment 2 (group 2-3 students) - Written assignment (analytical quantitative) (3000 words) - 30%

Examination (2 hours) - 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

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