MAF770 - Finance in Practice


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Successful completion of 7 credit points of postgraduate level study which must include MAF759, MPF753 and MAF707.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour seminar (recordings provided) each week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 3 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week


This postgraduate finance capstone unit focuses on applying finance knowledge and consolidating essential skills, both qualitative and quantitative, for graduates to be job ready at an entry and/or intermediate level. The unit requires students to demonstrate an ability to perform analyses in two main finance areas: corporate finance and portfolio management. In corporate finance, students perform both intrinsic and relative valuations of a company and provide solutions to a range of corporate financial decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, investment project selection, and fintech venture capital. In portfolio management, students build optimal portfolio with multiple assets to assist potential investors in their investment decisions. The unit also has a simulation component based on VBA that can be applied in broad finance contexts.  

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