BFF5910 - Special topics in finance - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - 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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr John Watson

Not offered in 2019


Students must be enrolled in course B6003.


Special subjects may be offered from time to time which are tailored to the interests of permanent and/ or visiting members of staff. This unit introduces advanced finance theory and/or methodology in various areas of applied and theoretical finance. Topics will be tailored to special research needs of students, and may include, but not be limited to, advanced corporate finance theory, asset pricing, funds management, applied financial modelling, experimental or behavioural finance.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop an understanding in a specific subject area of advanced finance of the main theories or methods used in the current academic literature
  2. learn how to apply the specific area of finance theory or methodology to a research problem.


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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