FINA3324 Investment Analysis
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Online-TT|
- 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 effective communication and written skills.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.
- If this unit is offered as on-campus face-to-face study only, students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.