FINC20019 - Money and Capital Market Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit covers the operations and structure of the modern financial system. You will examine and evaluate the opportunities and risks of the financial markets for investors and corporations. You will also research the impact of contemporary issues in the money and capital markets.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. On-campus Activity 20%
2. Research Assignment 40%
3. Presentation 40%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 64.79% response rate.

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.

Source: Gradebook
Feedback
High Turnitin Scores
Recommendation
1) Add referencing workshop to course content and conduct prior to first written report due. 2) Add referencing guide to all assignment instruction guidelines 3) Add video clip to assessment section on Moodle reinforcing CQU's no-compromise academic misconduct policy 4) Add video clip on Moodle drawing student's attention to resources available to assist their understanding about proper referencing
Action Taken
Recommendations, such as referencing workshops were conducted early in T1 2018, referencing guides were included with assignment instructions and Moodle site reinforced academic misconduct message.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
High level of satisfaction with a stronger focus on weekly participation exercises and activities.
Recommendation
Utilising the expertise of the teaching team, draw from contemporary issues and debate impacting money and capital markets and embed more opportunities for student engagement in classroom discussion and debate.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
High level of satisfaction with real-world element of money and capital markets and relevance to students' future work prospects and career
Recommendation
Embed more opportunities for students to connect the learning objectives with real-world career enhancing tasks and activities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Administration
Feedback
Academic misconduct
Recommendation
Embed academic misconduct information in Moodle and upload video clips on the matter. Relate first hand accounts of academic misconduct cases to personalise the issue.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Examine the operations and structure of the financial system
  2. Evaluate the opportunities and risks inherent in financial markets for the investor and the corporation using basic financial mathematics
  3. Research contemporary issues impacting on investment decisions and the sustainability of financial markets.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - On-campus Activity
2 - Research Assignment
3 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
5 - Self-management
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - On-campus Activity
2 - Research Assignment
3 - Presentation