Capital Markets

FIN80004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


Concurrent pre-requisites :
A unit can be either completed prior to commencing study or taken at the same time.


Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with the skills and expertise to identify the different types of financial institutions which operate in the market. In addition, students learn about various sources of funds available within capital markets. The unit will also enhance student’s ability to identify financial problems, critically analyse them, use and interpret financial data and provide solutions to the financial problems.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the structure and mechanisms of Capital and Financial markets and understand the key functions of those markets.
2 Critically analyse the choices of financing method available to individuals, small business and corporations from short term to long term basis.
3 Apply and understand the problem solving skills to the operation of equity and debt markets, and demonstrate how conditions and prices are determined in major financial markets around the world.
4 Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a wide variety of audiences and operate as an effective member of a diverse team.