UWA Handbook 2016

Unit details

FINA3324 Investment Analysis

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Crawley)Face to face
Details for new undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Finance major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Science students
  • Level 3 elective
Content 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.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe how securities markets operate and the concept of capital market efficiency; (2) apply concepts from modern portfolio theory and evaluate their implications for portfolio management and the performance of portfolios; (3) critically review the benefits of international diversification; and (4) develop competencies to work effectively in teams.
Assessment Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the component(s) of the unit, as specified 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 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 rules
Prerequisites: any Level 2 Finance unit; for pre-2012 courses: FINA2221 Introduction to Finance
Contact hours lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

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