FINA3324 Investment Analysis

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Finance major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit provides a framework for a systematic, coherent analysis of risk and return, pricing of investment assets, the construction of investment portfolios and the role of psychology and economics in investment markets.
Students are able to (1) describe the value created by financial markets and the role of participants in those markets; (2) apply concepts from modern finance theory, including behavioural finance, to understand trends and issues relevant to investment analysis; (3) critically evaluate competing theories on finance and investments; and (4) develop competencies to work effectively in teams.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class participation; (2) assignment; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Raymond da Silva Rosa
Unit rules
any Level 2 Finance unit; for pre-2012 courses: FINA2221 Introduction to Finance
Contact hours
lectures/Practical Classes/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
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