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Issues in Applied Finance - AFIN310

The lectures in this unit are presented by leading practitioners working in equity research, financial planning, property development, investment banking and venture capital to name a few. The aim of this unit is to gain an understanding of how theory and practice mesh in the real world of financial markets. Previous topics covered include: legal issues surrounding financial services and financial products; equity valuation; venture capital; managing market risk; mergers and acquisitions; funds management; credit risk modelling; global portfolio management; project finance and modelling it in MS Excel with speakers come from renowned firms such as DLA Piper, Precept Investment and Actuaries, MaCap Advisors (Macquarie Bank), Westpac Institutional Bank, and John Laing. The assessments in the unit are written in conjunction with the practitioners and predominantly individual and group project based. They are also assessed by the practitioner and then moderated by the unit convenor.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Finance staff

3cp in ACST or AFIN units at 300 level Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): FIN310, AFIN312
Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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