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MAA769 - Ethics for Financial Services

Year:2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Trimester 3 Unit Chair:

Sharon Pittaway



Incompatible with: Nil
Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week


Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online):

Online independent and collaborative learning including 11 scheduled online workshops of 1 hour duration


As a requirement of education standards provided by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), the unit develops students' appreciation of ethics and their ability to evaluate and apply ethical principles in the decision-making process in financial planning. Topics covered include: the nature of ethics; ethical factors influencing the performance of financial services; ethical theories and principles applicable to finance professionals; ethical decision-making models; ethical issues and conflicts of interest in the financial services industry; FASEA and professional codes of ethics; applying ethical decisions in case scenarios; international business practices; and code monitoring bodies.


Assessment 1 (Individual)- Written assessment (1500 words) - 20%
Assessment 2 (Group of 3)- Case Study- 40%
Assessment 3 (Closed Book)- Examination (2 hours) - 40%



Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Students are required to achieve at least 50% on the exam and achieve at least 50% of total marks available.

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