units

BFF3121

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Summer semester A 2016 (On-campus block of classes)

Synopsis

On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the conceptual foundations of modern portfolio theory, using pricing models and other techniques in the valuation of securities; appreciate the effect of market efficiency on the valuation process; measure portfolio risk and determine performance benchmarks; and be able to take an applied perspective on investment management and analysis.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. critically evaluate financial market information to measure risk and return
  2. describe modern portfolio theory
  3. apply asset pricing models and valuation techniques to the valuation of assets
  4. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with investments and portfolio management and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFF3121.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prerequisites

Students must have passed one of the following before undertaking this unit: AFF2631, BFF2631, AFG2631, BFG2631, AFW2631, BFW2631, AFF3121 or AFW3044.

Prohibitions

AFW3046, AFW3121, BFW3121, AFG3121, BFG3121, AFF3121