FNCE90060 - Financial Management
This subject is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to enable them to make the core decisions faced by managers and investors. The first part of the subject deals with establishing the environment in which organizations operate, namely the objectives of the suppliers of financial and human capital. The subject then considers the basic tools commonly employed by financial managers and investors including discounted cash flow techniques and financial mathematics. Measures and definitions of alternative forms of risk are considered and the relation between risk and expected reward in capital markets is established. Finally, the subject considers the important decisions faced by firms (such as investment, financing and dividend policy) and by investors (the composition of their optimal portfolio of stocks).
FNCE90059 - Finance Thesis Workshop
A number of seminars will be held during the year to discuss various aspects of the program including bibliographic and other resources available to students and a range of analytical and empirical research methods and techniques used in Finance. Among other things, the workshops provide a forum for students to discuss and develop their own research proposals, and to develop seminar and conference presentation ability.
FNCE90047 - Financial Markets and Instruments
The structure of the financial system; terminology, trading and pricing of money and capital market instruments; duration, value at risk, financial market volatility; term structure of interest rates; inflation, interest rates and indexed securities; regulation of securities markets and financial institutions; market; tax treatment of financial institutions; tax and company finance; futures markets; options markets; forward rate agreements; swaps; developments in retail financial markets.
FNCE90018 - Corporate Financial Policy
This subject provides an extended analysis of capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy and corporate risk management. Topics include the effect of the dividend imputation system of taxation on dividend policy, capital structure and capital budgeting; a comprehensive analysis of corporate structure and capital budgeting; a comprehensive analysis of corporate acquisitions and restructuring; a detailed examination of alternative funding mechanisms including leases; and a discussion of current issues in Australia corporate finance.
FNCE90011/FNCE90020 - Derivative Securities
This subject covers derivative markets and derivative securities. It discusses pricing, risk management and regulatory aspects of derivative securities. Topics include: forwards and futures markets, options markets, arbitrage and trading securities, basic pricing concepts, the cost-of-carry model, the Black-Scholes model, hedging and risk management techniques.
FNCE40001/FNCE90006 - Advanced Corporate Finance
This subject introduces a study of recent literature in a number of areas of financial management. Topics include real options, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure decisions, dividend policy, security analysis and design, and corporate hedging.
FNCE30007 - Derivative Securities
This subject focuses on the application and valuation of derivative securities, such as forwards, futures, swaps and options. The emphasis will be on arbitrage relations, valuation, and hedging with derivatives. The topics covered include; Forwards and futures: the mechanics of trading, price determination, hedging strategies; Swaps: definition and valuation; Options: payoffs, arbitrage bounds, trading strategies, the binomial model, the Black-Scholes model and its relationship to the binomial, hedging, American options and dividends, options on futures, limitations of the binomial and Black-Scholes Models.
FNCE30001 - Investments
This subject is an introduction to investment analysis, with emphasis on equity securities and fixed interest securities. The topics covered focus on issues fundamental to financial managers, money managers, risk managers, financial advisers and regulators. These topics include: fundamental ideas in asset pricing; modern portfolio theory and its applications; equilibrium theories of asset pricing; portfolio performance evaluation; empirical evidence on security returns; key issues in pricing fixed interest securities; the term structure of interest rates; techniques in fixed interest portfolio management and the pricing of floating rate notes and interest rate swaps.
FNCE10001 - Finance 1
This subject introduces students to finance and provides them with fundamental principles and institutional knowledge to progress further in the discipline. Topics include financial contracts, financial institutions, equity finance, debt finance, foreign exchange, financial derivatives and the process of financial innovation. These topics will be used to illustrate fundamental financial concepts such as risk, return, present value, primary and contingent claims and arbitrage pricing.