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Finance 1A - ACST101

This unit is subject to a quota. Limited places are available. Please refer to the Faculty for further information

This is an introductory unit in finance and is a core part of the first year knowledge base in most programs. Students will examine the Australian financial system as well as an introduction to financial mathematics and the pricing of financial instruments. They will also learn about financial institutions, financial markets, and risk and regulation. Students will develop spreadsheet skills in finance which is a critical employment skill.

A background of at least HSC General Mathematics or equivalent numerical competency is highly desirable. Students who do not have this background and who do not intend to continue with AFIN102 Finance 1B, are advised to enrol in ECON131 Quantitative Methods in Economics, Business and Finance. Students who plan to continue their studies in finance are strongly advised to have studied at least HSC Mathematics (2 Unit) or its equivalent or MATH123 before enrolling in AFIN102.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

S3 Day - Session 3, December 2019 - February 2020, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Actuarial Staff



NCCW(s): WACT101
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics

Faculty of Business and Economics

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