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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)


Financial asset analysis, valuation and allocation in global economies; volatility of asset prices; financial exposures; measuring risk and awareness of the tools available for management of such risks including futures, forwards, options and swaps; advanced approaches to the formation and management of portfolios.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop a recognition and understanding of the investment environment and its impact on asset valuation
  2. develop analytical skills related to the valuation of various investments
  3. develop skills to critically evaluate various investment strategies
  4. develop skills relating to dealing with financial risk
  5. develop a critical perspective of such investment management
  6. demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFF5040.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

John Vaz

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in or completed a major in finance or one of the following courses: 3818, 3189, 3850, 4412 or have passed AFF9350 before undertaking this unit