FINA5529 Topics in Finance 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit aims to give students an appreciation of a current issue of relevance to finance professionals. The actual topic is usually the speciality of a distinguished visiting scholar.
Students are able to (1) discuss issues of current relevance to finance professionals; (2) explain how the current issues covered in the unit impact the functional areas of finance covered in the core units; and (3) develop research skills to investigate the current and future issues confronting finance professionals.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online assessment - quizzes and (2) online assessment - short assignments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Lee Smales
Unit rules
for Master of Commerce students: FINA5635 Corporate Finance (or equivalent)
FINA5632 Investments; for Master of Applied Finance students: FINA5533 Finance Essentials (or equivalent)
FINA5632 Investments
Contact hours
This unit is delivered intensively.
Tentative schedule: Friday 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May. 09:00-17:00
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-U-2A-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.
  • 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.