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Area/Catalogue
BANK 3017

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
168122

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)

Study Period 4

Course aim

This course considers the principles of modern portfolio theory and its applications to the technical and practical aspects of portfolio design. The implications of the theory include an examination of the models for the relationship of risk and return as well as portfolio performance evaluation. The course also covers equity security analysis and fundamental valuation, the measurement and management of interest rate risk for bond portfolios, and the pricing and use of derivative securities.

Course content

Introduction to investment management and analysis: quantitative techniques in investment management; mean-variance and portfolio optimisation.
Portfolio theory: modern portfolio theory (MPT); capital asset pricing model (CAPM); index models; arbitrage pricing theory (APT); empirical evidence and market efficiency.
Asset markets: bonds; equities; derivatives – security analysis, interest rate risk, valuation.
Investment strategies: portfolio construction and management strategies; the asset allocation process.
Portfolio management: active versus passive investment strategies; market timing; security and asset class selection; evaluating portfolio performance.

Textbooks

Bodie, Z, Kane, A & Marcus, AJ 2017, SW Essentials of Investments + Student Solutions Manual, 10th edn, McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN 9781760420802

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BANK 1009 UO Financial Markets and Institutions

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x NA

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Report 1500 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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