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MAF202 - Money and Capital Markets


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Ameeta Jain
Trimester 2: Susan Sharma

MAA104 or MAF101

Incompatible with:

MAF101 (2001 version only), MAF702

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week*

*For Warrnambool on campus offering only: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly scheduled online seminars. Day and time will be advised on the Cloud site.


Topics addressed in this unit include: the operation and structure of a modern financial system; direct and intermediated finance; interest rate determination and yield curve analysis; financial institutions; prudential supervision; equity markets; sources and types of short-term, medium-term and longer-term debt finance; financial instrument pricing; the foreign exchange market; off shore-funding in the international markets; and an introduction to the derivatives markets.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Comprehend the roles and functions of financial markets, financial institutions and financial assets.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Identify and assess alternative financing choices available for household, corporations and government  in money and capital markets.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


Evaluate and understand how the central bank uses monetary policy tools to regulate interest rates.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


Critically evaluate debatable financial issues in the market using relevant knowledge studied in the course and through vigorous peer discussion and collaboration.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO7: Teamwork


Analyse and explore how financial products and tools are used for investment and risk management.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Group of 2-3 students) – Written assignment 2,000-2,500 words 20% Week 7
Assessment 2: (Online x 2, 10% each) – Tests   20% Week 5 & Week 9
Examination 2-hours 60% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

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

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAF202 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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