FINC20019 - Money and Capital Market Analysis
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides an in-depth discussion and analysis of a modern financial system including its structure, operations, role and function in national and global contexts. Areas covered include an overview of modern financial systems, short-term and long-term financial instruments and their pricing techniques in primary and secondary markets, global financial markets, foreign exchange markets, derivative markets and instruments, and the ways in which a firm's risk preference can be effectively reflected in the investment decision making. If you have successfully completed the unit FINC20007 you should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

Website

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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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
3. Written Assessment 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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 Source Recommendation
Students commended that the case study was relevant and interesting Have Your Say Case Study will continue to be current to the financial environment.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. explain classical and modern domestic and global operations of money and capital markets
  2. compute and explain financial institutions’ risk and return and their impact on firm value
  3. discuss the sources and application of funds that are used to classify financial institutions and the services they offer
  4. describe and compute the value of financial institutions’ securities used to make financial decisions that maximise firm value
  5. compute and analyse financial institutions’ performance using cash flows and interpret the firm's financial ratios
  6. describe and evaluate the impact of monetary and fiscal economic policies on financial institution operations, a country’s financial welfare and an individual household’s financial welfare.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment    
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills      
4. Research          
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility            
7. Leadership            

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment        
2 - Online Quiz(zes)        
3 - Written Assessment        

Prescribed Textbooks

Financial Institutions, instruments & markets
Author/s: Viney, C; and Phillips, P. Year: 2015
Edition: 8th Publisher: McGraw Hill
City: Sydney State: NSW
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJulie Knutsen (j.knutsen@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

A modern financial system

1

Week 2 13-03-2017

Commercial banks

2

Week 3 20-03-2017

Non-bank financial institutions

3

Week 4 27-03-2017

The share market and corporations; Corporations issuing equity in the share market

4 & 5

Week 5 03-04-2017

Investors in the share market

6

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Forecasting share price movements

7

Week 7 24-04-2017

Mathematics of finance and short-term debt

8 & 9

Written Assessment Due Friday (28 Apr 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

Medium to long-term debt and international debt markets

10 & 11

Week 9 08-05-2017

Foreign exchange market

15

Practical and Written Assessment/Quiz Due Thursday (11 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

Foreign exchange market

16

Week 11 22-05-2017

Futures contracts and forward rate agreements

19

Week 12 29-05-2017

Revision

Written Assessment Due Thursday (01 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment is designed to develop your knowledge and skills on contemporary issues about the Australian and global financial systems.

This assignment is a group assignment to be completed in group of 2 students for on-campus students. Distant learning students (FLEX) also have the option to collaborate this assignment in group of 2, though this may pose difficulty. Therefore, distant learning students can submit their assignments individually. By week 2, the list of case studies, short essay and practical questions, together with the marking guidelines, will be provided in the Moodle site. All assignments are to be submitted online in Moodle site as a word document and not in PDF form. For students working as a group, only one member is to submit the assignment with the marksheet on the first page, listing all the members of the group. Working in group is to promote collaborative learning and knowledge sharing to enhance the learning experience. This assignment is worth 30% of the total mark for this course.

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 9 Friday (12-May-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria
A marksheet will be provided together with the assignment to describe the assessment criteria.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. explain classical and modern domestic and global operations of money and capital markets

2. compute and explain financial institutions’ risk and return and their impact on firm value

3. discuss the sources and application of funds that are used to classify financial institutions and the services they offer

4. describe and compute the value of financial institutions’ securities used to make financial decisions that maximise firm value

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

5. Self-management



2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment/Quiz
Task Description

This assignment is no longer an on-line quiz.

This assignment is a group assignment to be completed in group of 2 students for on-campus students. Distant learning students (FLEX) also have the option to collaborate this assignment in group of 2, though this may pose difficulty. Therefore, distant learning students can submit their assignments individually. By week 3, the list of short essay and practical questions, together with the marking guidelines, will be provided in the Moodle site. All assignments are to be submitted online in Moodle site as a word document and not in pdf form. For students working as a group, only one member is to submit the assignment with the marksheet on the first page, listing all the members of the group. Working in group is to promote collaborative learning and knowledge sharing to enhance the learning experience. This assignment is worth 30% of the total mark for this course.

Number of Quizzes 1
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Week 9 Thursday (11-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Thursday (25-May-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria
A marksheet will be provided together with the assignment to describe the assessment criteria.
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. explain classical and modern domestic and global operations of money and capital markets

2. compute and explain financial institutions’ risk and return and their impact on firm value

3. discuss the sources and application of funds that are used to classify financial institutions and the services they offer

4. describe and compute the value of financial institutions’ securities used to make financial decisions that maximise firm value

5. compute and analyse financial institutions’ performance using cash flows and interpret the firm's financial ratios

6. describe and evaluate the impact of monetary and fiscal economic policies on financial institution operations, a country’s financial welfare and an individual household’s financial welfare.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

5. Self-management



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assignment is an individual assignment for all students and comprises 1 or 2 case studies. By week 4, the case studies, together with the marking guidelines, will be provided in the Moodle site. All assignments are to be submitted online in Moodle site as a word document and not in pdf form. This assignment is worth 40% of the total mark for this course

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Thursday (01-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria
A marksheet will be provided together with the assignment to describe the assessment criteria.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. explain classical and modern domestic and global operations of money and capital markets

2. compute and explain financial institutions’ risk and return and their impact on firm value

3. discuss the sources and application of funds that are used to classify financial institutions and the services they offer

4. describe and compute the value of financial institutions’ securities used to make financial decisions that maximise firm value

5. compute and analyse financial institutions’ performance using cash flows and interpret the firm's financial ratios

6. describe and evaluate the impact of monetary and fiscal economic policies on financial institution operations, a country’s financial welfare and an individual household’s financial welfare.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

5. Self-management




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