Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 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.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)


The unit provides a broad overview of the functioning of a developed financial system. Coverage includes retail and wholesale payments systems; the roles of deposit-taking institutions; insurance corporations and funds management within the financial system; and their sources and application of funds. The role and function of the main financial markets including the money market, bond market, share market, foreign exchange market and derivatives market. The role and responsibilities of the central bank and prudential supervisor.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the institutions, instruments and markets that comprise a developed financial system
  2. apply the concepts and techniques used by financial professionals in the debt, equity, foreign exchange and derivative markets
  3. define the specialist terms and language of finance
  4. apply the knowledge of financial mathematics to the pricing and valuation of equity, debt and derivative instruments
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with introductory finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFC2000.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Minh Do

Contact hours

3 hours per week


AFC1100, AFC2100, AFF1300, AFG1300, AFW1300