FINA5525 Case Studies in Finance
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This is the capstone unit in the Master of Applied Finance. It aims to consolidate the understanding of financial theory and capital market practice gained in the other units. A broad range of capital market transactions is considered in order to build a more complete understanding of financial markets.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate the ability to solve complex problems; (2) critically analyze accepted knowledge and claims in new, unfamiliar and changing circumstances and develop alternative frameworks; (3) demonstrate the ability to produce clear and concise written communication in a finance context to specialists and non-specialists; (4) demonstrate the ability to give oral presentations that are clear and coherent to specialists and non-specialists; (5) demonstrate the capability to reflect on and evaluate the nature and implications of assumptions and value judgements in analysis; (6) develop competencies to work effectively in teams; (7) recognise, understand and respond appropriately to ethical, social, regulatory, economic, sustainability and global issues in finance; and (8) critically analyse solutions of advanced finance problems.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) participation; and (3) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Dirk Baur (Semester 1), Dr Russell Poskitt (Semester 2)
- Unit rules
- Minimum of 48 credit points in units coded FINA
- Contact hours
- up to 3 hours per week which may include lectures/seminars/workshops
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
- To maximize their learning, students should aim to undertake this unit in their final semester.
- 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.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.