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Area/Catalogue
BANK 1009

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
168141

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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 1
Study Period 4

Course aim

This course introduces students to the operations and functions of the financial markets and financial institutions. The emphasis is on how markets work, how instruments are priced, how they are traded and why they are used.

Course content

Time value of money: principles of compounding and discounting. Financial markets: functions and operations of the financial markets for debt and equity securities. Financial instruments: properties, uses and valuation of typical financial instruments: equities; bonds; bills and discount-type instruments. Financial institutions: operations and role of banks and managed/superannuation funds: bank regulations. Risk and financial instruments: identifying and describing risks.

Textbooks

Hunt, B & Terry, C 2018, Financial Institutions and Markets, 8th Edition, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Australia.

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MATH 1075 UO Quantitative Methods for Business

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
Project 1500 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

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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