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.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
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.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile

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

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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%).

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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
High Turnitin Scores
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
High level of satisfaction with a stronger focus on weekly participation exercises and activities.
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
Source: Student evaluation
High level of satisfaction with real-world element of money and capital markets and relevance to students' future work prospects and career
Embed more opportunities for students to connect the learning objectives with real-world career enhancing tasks and activities.
Action Taken
Source: Administration
Academic misconduct
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
Unit learning Outcomes
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