Investments and Capital Markets

FIN70007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

Aims and objectives

Final Offering  - 2020 (Replaced with FIN80004 capital markets)
This unit provides students with an understanding of the different sources of funding available in capital markets and the types of financial institutions operating in these markets. Students will learn how to determine the most appropriate forms of financing for individuals and organisations, understand the factors that affect conditions and prices in financial markets and how to interpret financial concepts reported in the media.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the structure and functions of financial markets
2. Critically analyse the mechanisms that operate within the Australian and International capital and financial markets
3. Critically analyse choices of financing available to individuals, small business and corporations
4. Apply problem solving methodology to the operation of equity and debt markets and demonstrate how conditions and prices are determined in major financial markets
5. Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a wide variety of audiences and operate as an effective member of a diverse team