Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2019 academic year.
Investment Analysis (BUS329)
|School||School of Business and Governance|
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||The unit Investment Analysis examines the key areas of investment in financial assets including investment environment, security trading procedures, performance of investment companies, principles of constructing optimal portfolios with risk-free and risky financial assets and models of pricing financial asset. It also examines how financial markets behave with different degrees of efficiencies, and how financial statements and options are used in making investment decisions and managing investment risks respectively.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts and principles of financial investment analysis, including portfolio optimisation and managing investment risk
LO2: Research and evaluate financial investment information - historical and contemporary
LO3: Develop criteria for constructing optimal investment portfolios consistent with risk preferences of investors.
LO4: Evaluate performance of firms by analysing the information contained in financial statements.
LO5: Manage and hedge risk associated with financial investment by adopting suitable option strategies.
LO5: Communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
|Unit Learning Experiences||The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Mid Term Test 30%
Online quiz 15%
Final Exam 45%
|Prerequisites||BUS224 Corporate Finance or BUS286 Corporate Finance|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed BUS311 Investment Analysis may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
|Appears in these Minors||Finance
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|