BFF2701 - Equity markets - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


An overview of the role of equity markets. Topics cover types of equity instruments; the role of broker and market maker; trading conventions and listing requirements of the ASX; the structure and operation of major overseas stock exchanges; an introduction to market micro structure theory; the enterprise market; other markets of the ASX; current issues related to Australia's equity markets.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the importance of the equity market for the economy and for a corporation
  2. apply different techniques to evaluate trading costs
  3. appraise equity trading principles and strategies
  4. undertake a trading simulation exercise and complete a stock report
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with equity markets and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFF2701.


First semester-

Within semester assessment: 30% + Examination: 70%

Second semester-

Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

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)


Students must have passed one of the following units: AFF1300, BFF1300, BFB1001, BFC1001, BFF1001, BFP1001, BFW1001 PLUS one of the following units: ETB1100, ETF1100, ETP1100 before undertaking this unit.