2022 unit information
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
3 face-to-face contact hours per week
This is a first-year unit of the PhD sequence in finance. The unit aims to introduce a selection of topics in the area of empirical asset pricing. The unit will help students to become familiar with related empirical methods and explore interests in asset pricing.
Apply advanced and specialised finance theories, concepts, and models to evaluate, analyse, propose, and justify recommended approaches to resolving complex asset pricing scenarios
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO5: Problem solving
Employ oral and written communication skills to effectively disseminate complex asset pricing research ideas
Use online resources to develop an in-depth and nuanced understanding of the asset pricing literature
GLO3: Digital literacy
Critically evaluate published and unpublished research papers on asset pricing
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1: (Individual) Oral presentation (In Class)
Assessment 2: (Individual) 2 x Reports (Research)
Examination (Closed Book)
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: MAF908 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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