units

BFF5300

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

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Evening)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit is intended to consolidate and apply the technical learning achieved in the core units of the Master of Applied Finance, to attain real industry experiences. This will be achieved by using a selection of targeted case studies that highlight the issues likely to be encountered in industry.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop the ability to identify problems, to synthesise, analyse, and summarise quantitative and qualitative information
  2. evaluate and weigh evidence, arguments and ethics
  3. apply specialist skills and knowledge to global business issues and to work out solutions to practitioner issues
  4. develop capabilities to work effectively in a group
  5. demonstrate effective individual research skills to produce professional quality business documents to address financial issues.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

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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Chief examiner(s)

Dr John Watson (First semester)
Professor Jonathan Batten (Second semester)

Prerequisites

AFF5040 or BFF5040

Co-requisites

Student must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 3818, 3850 or 4412.

Prohibitions

AFF5300