CQUniversity Unit Profile
FINC19012 Investment Analysis and Risk Management
Investment Analysis and Risk Management
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Corrections

Unit Profile Correction added on 07-03-22

Online timed take home exams were implemented Term 1 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are continuing to provide take-home exams again in Term 1 2022.

Note: FASEA was disbanded 31 December 2021, and the Australian Government (Treasury) and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has taken over the role of FASEA effective 1 January 2022 while transitioning financial advisers to the newly established single disciplinary body. Until further notice from Treasury and/or ASIC, CQU will continue offering Online take home exams to FINC19016 students as the way forward.

General Information

Overview

This unit covers investment analysis of complex investment portfolios. You will be introduced to contemporary investment theories and construct a client focused portfolio. You will examine the risks associated with domestic and international investment products.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: FINC 19011

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
2. Take Home Exam
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Self-evaluation

Feedback

Feedback in the student evaluations has been positive and the unit coordinator received email messages of thanks from students. This indicates overall the students appreciate personalised service from their unit coordinator when they are made to feel comfortable to reach out when needing academic, assessment or support to succeed in their studies.

Recommendation

Unit coordinator will continue to offer personalised support when students reach out via email, one-on-one private Zoom sessions, telephone calls and/or Moodle Forums.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

A distant student suggested that as they cannot be present for live classes, it was discouraging that the lecture voiceovers were just the lecturer reading directly from the textbook. It wasn't helpful for learning as they could do it themselves.

Recommendation

Review the overhead slides and voice over readings of the course content to cater to all student needs as some students liked this approach and some students dislike this approach.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Student evaluations indicate the students enjoy the live 2-hour Zoom Workshops and a recording of this workshop to watch or listen to later.

Recommendation

Continue offering a live 2-hour Zoom Workshop.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the principles of advanced investment analysis and risk management
  2. Construct client focused portfolios using domestic and international financial products
  3. Solve real world complex investment problems.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Take Home Exam - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Take Home Exam - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Fundamentals of Investing, Global Edition

Edition: 14th (2020)
Authors: Smart, Scott & Zutter, Chad
Pearson Australia
Sydney Sydney , NSW , Australia
ISBN: 9781292316970
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Your textbook (print edition) can be purchased from:

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • XPlan Software
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Angelique Mcinnes Unit Coordinator
a.mcinnes@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 07 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

The Investment Environment:

  • Nature of investments
  • Investment process
  • Recognize the major asset classes
  • Role and function of financial markets
  • Risk, expected, internal, required and realized rate of return
  • Investor life cycle
  • Attributes that distinguish one investment from another
  • Types of investors
  • Major Australian Financial Markets and International Financial Markets
  • Importance of the financial markets
  • Securities associated with each market
  • Australian dividend imputation system of taxation

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 1 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Refer to the weekly study guide.
  • Complete self-study questions.
  • For the practical assessment download the three files from Moodle.
  • Read the assessment instructions and start unpacking the case study.
  • Use the Q&A Forum on Moodle if you are unsure how to proceed.

Note: Zoom Workshop link available in Week 1

Week 2 Begin Date: 14 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Securities Markets and Transactions:

  • Basic types of securities markets and describe their characteristics.
  • Long purchases, margin transactions, and short sales.
  • Initial public offering (IPO) process.
  • How securities transactions take place in the secondary markets and the role that market makers play in that process.
  • Globalization of securities markets and
  • Importance of international markets.
  • Trading hours and the regulation of securities markets.

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 2 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Refer to the weekly study guide.
  • Complete self-study questions.
  • For the practical assessment this week complete the ‘Scope of our advice’; ‘Your goals and objectives’ and ‘Your risk tolerance’ sections of the Statement of Advice.
  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.

Note: Zoom Workshop link available in Week 2

Week 3 Begin Date: 21 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Investment Information and Securities Transactions:

  • Growth in online investing.
  • Pros and cons of using the Internet as an investment tool.
  • Roles of investment advisors and investment clubs.
  • Basic types of orders, online transactions, transaction costs, and the legal aspects of investor protection.
  • Role of stockbrokers, including the services they provide, selection of a stockbroker, opening an account, and transaction basics.
  • Key aspects of the commonly cited stock and bond market averages and indexes.
  • Major types and sources of investment information.

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 3 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Refer to the weekly study guide.
  • Zoom Workshop link available in Week 3
  • Complete self-study questions.
  • For the practical assessment complete the ‘Our Recommended Investment Strategies’ section of the Statement of Advice.
  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.
Week 4 Begin Date: 28 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Return and Risk:

  • Return, its components, the forces that affect the level of return, and historical returns.
  • Risk of a single asset, risk assessment, and the steps that combine return and risk.
  • Key sources of risk that might affect potential investments.
  • Internal rate of return and how to find growth rates.
  • Real, risk-free, and required returns and the calculation and application of holding period return.
  • Role of time value of money in measuring return and defining a satisfactory investment.

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 4 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Refer to the weekly study guide.
  • Zoom Workshop link available in Week 4
  • Complete self-study questions.
  • For the practical assessment complete the ‘Our Investment Product Recommendations’ section using the prompts/analysis questions within the SOA.
  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.
Week 5 Begin Date: 04 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Modern Portfolio Concepts

  • Portfolio objectives and the procedures used to calculate portfolio return and standard deviation.
  • Portfolio betas, the risk-return tradeoff, and reconciliation of the two approaches to portfolio management.
  • Traditional and modern approaches to portfolio management.
  • Capital asset pricing model (CAPM) conceptually, mathematically, and graphically.
  • Components of risk
  • Use of beta to measure risk. 
  • Correlation and diversification
  • Key aspects of international diversification.

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 5 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Refer to the weekly study guide.
  • Zoom Workshop link available in Week 5
  • Complete self-study questions.
  • For the practical assessment complete the “Replacement and alternative product recommendations” sections of the SOA.
  • Please follow the grading guidelines in the rubrics carefully.
  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.
Vacation Week Begin Date: 11 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Vacation and Catchup Week

Chapter

Refer to Study Guides Weeks 1 to 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.
  • Catchup if behind with your Statement of Advice Assessment and content.
Week 6 Begin Date: 18 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Share investments and analysis:

  • Common stocks and why individuals like to invest in them.
  • Procedures used to value different types of stocks, from traditional dividend-paying shares to more growth-oriented stocks
  • Types of present value-based models to derive the value of stock as well as alternative price-relative procedures.
  • Underlying value of a stock using the zero-growth, constant-growth, and variable growth dividend valuation models.
  • Intrinsic value and required rates of return and note how they are used. develop a forecast of a stock’s expected cash flow.
  • Role that a company’s future dividend plays in the stock valuation process.
  • Financial measures to assess a company’s performance
  • Financial ratios and how analysts use financial statement analysis to gauge the financial vitality of a company.
  • Basic appreciation of fundamental analysis and why it is used.
  • Industry analysis and how investors use it.
  • Security analysis process.
  • Purpose and contributions of economic analysis.
  • Types of common stocks, including foreign stocks
  • Common stock dividends, types of dividends, and dividend reinvestment plans.
  • Different kinds of common stock values.
  • Basic features of common stocks,
  • How current returns measure up to historical standards of performance.

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 6 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Refer to the weekly study guide.
  • Zoom Workshop link available in Week 6
  • Complete self-study questions.
  • For the practical assessment continue working through the SOA.
  • You should be at the stage of completing the ‘Recommended asset allocation’ as well as making a start on the ‘Financial outcomes of our recommended strategies’.
  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.
Week 7 Begin Date: 25 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Market Efficiency and Behavioral Finance, Preferred Stock and Taxation of Investments

  • Characteristics of an efficient market and market anomalies, and note some of the challenges that investors face when markets are efficient.
  • Four “decision traps” that may lead investors to make systematic errors in their investment decisions.
  • How behavioral finance links market anomalies to investors’ cognitive biases.
  • Basic approaches to technical analysis
  • Basic features of preferred stock, including sources of value and exposure to risk.
  • Various measures of investment worth
  • Several investment strategies that investors use with preferred stocks.
  • Rights and claims of preferred stockholders and note some of the common characteristics of these securities.

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 7 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Refer to the weekly study guide.
  • Zoom Workshop link available in Week 7
  • Complete self-study questions.
  • For the practical assessment complete the ‘Cost of our advice’ section of the SOA and the ‘Supporting information and Annexures’.
  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.
Week 8 Begin Date: 02 May 2022

Module/Topic

Fixed Interest Securities and Bond Valuation

  • Basic investment attributes of bonds and their use as investments.
  • Bond investment strategies
  • Duration, how it can be measured, and its use in the management of bond portfolios.
  • Various measures of yield and return and explain how investors use these standards of performance to value bonds.
  • How investors value bonds in the marketplace.
  • Structure of interest rates and note how investors can use yield curves.
  • Behavior of market interest rates and identify the forces that cause interest rates to change.
  • Basic features and characteristics of convertible securities and measure the value of a convertible security.
  • Global nature of the bond market and the difference between dollar-denominated and non-dollar-denominated foreign bonds.
  • Different types of bonds and the kinds of investment objectives these securities can fulfill.
  • How bond prices are quoted in the market
  • Why some bonds are more volatile than others.
  • Essential features of a bond, note
  • Role that bond ratings play in the market
  • Distinguish among different types of call, refunding, and sinking-fund provisions.

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 8 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Refer to the weekly study guide.
  • Zoom Workshop link available in Week 8
  • Complete self-study questions.
  • For the practical assessment complete the ‘Authority to Proceed with our Advice’, 'How to implement our Advice', final parts of the ‘Supporting information and Annexures’, and References of the SOA template.
  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.
Week 9 Begin Date: 09 May 2022

Module/Topic

Mutual (Managed funds) and Exchange Traded Funds:

  • Basic features of managed funds
  • Sources of return
  • Compute the rate of return earned on a managed fund investment.
  • How the investor's uses of managed funds along with the variables to consider when assessing and selecting funds for investment purposes.
  • Investor services offered by managed funds
  • Types of funds available and the variety of investment objectives these funds seek to fulfill.
  • Open- and closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, and other types of professionally managed investment companies
  • Types of fund loads, fees, and charges.

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 9 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Please refer to the study guide for the exact pages to refer to for each chapter.
  • Zoom Workshop link available in Week 9
  • Complete self-study questions
  • Prepare for the exams.
  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.
Week 10 Begin Date: 16 May 2022

Module/Topic

Managing your own portfolio:

  • How to use an asset allocation scheme to construct a portfolio consistent with investor objectives.
  • Role of limit and stop-loss orders in investment timing, warehousing liquidity, and timing investment sales.
  • Role and logic of dollar-cost averaging, constant-dollar plans, constant-ratio plans, and variable-ratio plans.
  • Sharpe, Treynor, and Jensen measures to compare a portfolio’s return with a risk-adjusted, market-adjusted rate of return and discuss portfolio revision.
  • Techniques used to measure income, capital gains, and total portfolio return.
  • Data and indexes needed to measure and compare investment performance.

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 10 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Please refer to the study guide for the exact pages to refer to for each chapter.
  • Zoom Workshop link available in Week 10
  • Complete self-study questions
  • Prepare for the exams
  • Complete the student evaluation
  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.

[SCALED] STATEMENT OF ADVICE Due: Week 10 Tuesday (17 May 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 23 May 2022

Module/Topic

Options: Puts and Calls:

  • Role and use of derivative instruments and markets.
  • Use of options in solving hedging and trading problems
  • Characteristics of European and American options
  • Risk-free hedge and its importance in options pricing.
  • How options prices are bounded Factors that affect options prices.
  • Market index options, puts, and calls on foreign currencies, and LEAPS
  • How these securities can be used by investors.
  • Potential profit or loss associated with writing put or call options and How writing options can be used as a strategy for enhancing investment returns.
  • Potential profit or loss associated with buying put or call options and discuss some put or call investment strategies.
  • How put and call options are valued and the forces that drive option prices in the marketplace.
  • Options market and note key options provisions, including strike prices and expiration dates. 
  • Basic nature of options in general
  • Puts and calls and briefly how these investments work.

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 11 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Please refer to the study guide for the exact pages to refer to for each chapter.
  • Zoom Workshop link available in Week 11
  • Complete self-study questions
  • Prepare for the exams
  • Complete the student evaluation if you have not already done so
  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.
Week 12 Begin Date: 30 May 2022

Module/Topic

Futures and Forward Contracts

  • Essential features of a futures contract
  • How the futures market operates.
  • Role that hedgers and speculators play in the futures market
  • How profits are made and lost. d
  • Commodities segment of the futures market
  • Trading strategies investors can use with commodities
  • How investment returns are measured.
  • Difference between a physical commodity and a financial future
  • Growing role of financial futures in the market today.
  • Trading techniques that can be used with financial futures
  • How these securities can be used in conjunction with other investments.
  • Difference between forward and future contracts.
  • Features and advantages of future contracts.
  • Types of futures contracts listed in Australia.
  • Pricing of futures contracts.
  • Performance of future contracts in investment portfolios.

Chapter

Refer to Study Guide for:

  • Week 12 Prescribed and Supplementary Reading

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Please refer to the study guide for the exact pages to refer to for each chapter.
  • Zoom Workshop link available in Week 12
  • Complete self-study questions.
  • Prepare for the exams, including referring to previous exam papers.
  • Engage on Moodle Q&A to address any concerns or queries.
  • Complete the student evaluation if you have not already done so.
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 06 Jun 2022

Module/Topic

All the best for the exams.

Chapter

Review the Exam Advice.

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Prepare for the exam, including referring to Previous Exam Papers
  • If you have not already done so, complete "Have Your Say" Survey
Exam Week Begin Date: 13 Jun 2022

Module/Topic

Exam End of Term Report

Unit Coordinator End of Term Report

Chapter

Refer to Week 12 for:

  • Reports finalized by the various relevant committees of CQU SBL

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • End of term reports available on the Moodle after Certification of Grades

EXAMINATION Due: Exam Week Monday (13 June 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Term Specific Information

FINC19012 incorporates a practical application component to their assessment by requiring you to complete a Scoped Statement of Advice.

The design of the Statement of Advice assessment in this unit is simplified simulation of the real world to expose you to the knowledge and skills required for this emerging profession. However, there is always a gap between our teaching and the real world. Although we try to expose you to a range of practical concepts and skills, we cannot simulate the real world perfectly. Add to that, financial planning practitioners and other stakeholders' risk management policies.

During this unit and beyond you need to learn to recognise things you don't know and learn how to solve this. Therefore, although important in practice the completion of a Fact Find/Discovery File Notes, Client File Notes and Advice/Product Research File Notes have been excluded from your Statement of Advice assessment. Once you graduate and gain employment, then you will spend your professional year and several years afterwards achieving professional-level competence. Professional development, in-house training, mentoring and practical experience are needed to achieve this.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
[SCALED] STATEMENT OF ADVICE

Task Description

This is an individual assessment.

Important detailed information for your assessment is on the Moodle site.

Before you begin please read the:

  1. instructions for completing and submitting your assessment.
  2. case study background.

Task requirements:

  1. Identify the client's objectives, needs and financial situation by reviewing the case study background, fact find and risk profile information provided.
  2. If you choose to use XPlan, input this information into XPlan software so that you can model the various strategies within XPlan.
  3. Prepare a written Statement of Advice using the template provided and financial planning software [XPlan, Microsoft-Excel and/or related software]. The software is available to you via Moodle.
  4. Using the analysis questions provided within the Statement of Advice template, develop and document appropriate investment strategies and recommendations to achieve the client's investment goals.

We provide:

  1. Instructions document to complete the assessment with grading rubrics
  2. Completed fact find and risk profile document assumedly obtained during a meeting with the client that has already taken place.
  3. Statement of Advice template, which you must complete to be graded.
  4. Data analysis questions within the Statement of Advice to assist preparing the Statement of Advice document.

From the above task, it is clear this is a practical assessment dealing with a real world financial planning client investment need. Please start this assessment as soon as possible, because for some of you it will require learning numerous new skills. Learning how to use new software [for instance, XPlan] may need sometime and practice. Your unit coordinator is available via Moodle discussion forum and Q&A forum, as well as Zoom drop-in sessions.

Please refer to Moodle and download all three files relating to this Assessment requirements. Please read these documents carefully.

Email your unit coordinator directly to address any personal matters, concerns or difficulties during the term is encouraged.

This assignment has the reputation for being challenging, yet useful in terms of how it builds wealth creation knowledge as well as provides an employable skill.

Engaging with your peers via the Moodle Q&A forum helps lighten your study workload.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Tuesday (17 May 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

Submission via Moodle


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Tuesday (31 May 2022)

Feedback via Moodle


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Details of the marking criteria (rubrics) is provided in Moodle in the <ASSESSMENT> tile.

We award marks for completing a Statement of Advice (SOA) Microsoft-Word template provided covering the following sections of the SOA.

  1. Introduction (Table of Contents)
  2. Summary of our Advice in a Strategy Map
  3. Our Recommended Investment Strategies
  4. Our Investment Product Recommendations
  5. Replacement and alternative product recommendations included
  6. Recommended asset allocation
  7. Financial outcomes of our recommended strategies
  8. Cost of our advice
  9. Supporting information and Annexures
  10. Organisation/Structure/Presentation/Mechanics
  11. Sources/Evidence


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Your assessment 1 comprise a single Microsoft-word file as per the Assessment Criteria List above that is to be uploaded and submitted via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the principles of advanced investment analysis and risk management
  • Construct client focused portfolios using domestic and international financial products
  • Solve real world complex investment problems.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Take Home Exam

Assessment Title
EXAMINATION

Task Description

This is an open book online timed exam of 3 hours, including downloading, uploading and submission time.

  • There is a minimum exam grade of 50% to pass the unit.
  • You will be typing your answers in the examination template document provided.
  • This is an individual assessment. Collaboration with other students will result in an academic misconduct allegation for all students involved. This may result in a fail result for this assessment. Please note that your paper will be submitted through Turnitin.
  • You have 15 minutes at the start of the exam to download the exam file via Moodle.
  • You have 2.5 hours to complete the exam in Microsoft-Word.
  • You have 15 minutes to upload and submit the completed examination paper at the end of 2.5 hours.
  • Late submissions will not be marked.
  • If you encounter problems submitting your paper to Moodle, email it to your unit coordinator by the due time.


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Monday (13 June 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

Download the exam from Moodle Assessment tile on the scheduled date and time.


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (17 June 2022)

Feedback will be provided via Moodle in the Assessment tile


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50% to pass the unit

Assessment Criteria

Open book online exam grading as per the Online Take Home Exam Advice to meet the learning outcomes.

There are eight 5 mark short answer applied theory questions.

Refer to the Exam Advice and Online Open Book Exam Instructions


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Upload and submit the exam via Moodle Assessment block by the exam scheduled due date and time

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the principles of advanced investment analysis and risk management
  • Solve real world complex investment problems.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?