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MAF101 - Fundamentals of Finance

Year2018 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:

Amirul Ahsan (Trimester 1), Amirul Ahsan (Trimester 2), John Guo (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): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


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 basics of Australian monetary system and the determination of interest rate; the nature of return and risk; risk/return measurement and application; the basics of Australian financial system; foreign exchange market and transactions; the basics of global financial markets.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Online test (4 x 1 hour) - 10%

Assessment 2 (Group of 3-4  students) - Written assignment (4000 words) -  30%

Examination (2 hours) - 60%

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

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