2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
MAF702, MAF707, MAF759 and MPF753
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars
The unit will enable students to understand the modern financial techniques underpinning investment, financing and risk management decisions of multinational corporations. In addition the unit covers international financial markets, international corporate governance, alternative investments, derivative securities and international portfolio management.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the successful completion of this unit students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Develop and apply a critical understanding of theoretical and practical knowledge in respect to exchange rate regimes, their interrelation with current accounts and capital accounts and the financial operations of business firms (arbitrage, financing, hedging, investment, and speculation) in an environment of open and integrated financial markets.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5: Problem-solving
Apply research and analytical skills to draw inferences related to complex real-world finance issues.
Critically analyse key historical or contemporary events using ethical, social, regulatory, economic, sustainability and global perspective.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5: Problem-solvingGLO8: Global citizenship
Collaborate to present, justify and defend (orally and in writing) financial information and decisions.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO7: Teamwork
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Written Report (Group of 4)Video presentation (Group of 4) Written reflection (Individual)
4,000 words 5-minutes 500 words
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: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAF760 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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