FINA5529 Topics in Finance 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case studies; (2) presentations; and (3) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Mr Mark Dutton
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
for Master of Commerce students: FINA5635 Corporate Finance (or equivalent), FINA5632 Investments
and
FINA5520 Risk Management and Financial Instruments; for Master of Applied Finance students: FINA5533 Finance Essentials (or equivalent)
and
FINA5632 Investments
Contact hours
This unit is delivered intensively. Tentative schedule: Thursday 5-Mar and Friday 6-Mar 13:30-17:00, then Friday 13-Mar, Friday 20-Mar, Friday 27-Mar, and Friday 3-Apr 09:00-17:00
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-E-1B_2019]
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  • 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.