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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)


Topics include consumption-based asset pricing models , two beta ICAPM, intertemporal asset pricing models, modelling for mutual and hedging funds, credit risk models, modelling correlated defaults, term structure of default probability, credit derivatives, credit default swaps, collateralised debt obligations, asset value models.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. apply advanced knowledge and skills in the use of Excel and Visual Basic
  2. develop advanced skills in the design and implementation of efficient and robust financial models such as option pricing, portfolio and interest rate models
  3. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with advanced modelling in finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFX4030.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Cameron Truong

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0171 or 4416 to undertake this unit.