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Unit of Study FIN10709 - Foundations of Finance (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss key investment theories
2 demonstrate an understanding of risk and return in the context of international financial markets and investment decision making
3 explain how political, economic and industry factors influence investment
4 use quantitative finance techniques to investigate the statistical properties of financial asset prices
5 provide an investment perspective of both recent and historical financial market events
6 discuss alternative investment theories.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss key investment theories
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of risk and return in the context of international financial markets and investment decision making
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. explain how political, economic and industry factors influence investment
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. use quantitative finance techniques to investigate the statistical properties of financial asset prices
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. provide an investment perspective of both recent and historical financial market events
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  6. discuss alternative investment theories.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.