FINANCIAL INVESTMENT

BUA5FIV

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

One of the key principles of financial investment is that investors expect to be fully compensated for the risk associated with any investment.  A second key principle is that investors can reduce their exposure to risk by holding more than one investment.  In this subject you will learn how to construct a portfolio of financial assets (shares and bonds) which seeks to maximise returns and minimise risk.  All of the analysis is based on real time data andinformation and drawn from the emerging Vietnamese securities market. Topicsinclude managing risk, macroeconomic performance, recognising industry potential and understanding company financialstrength

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew O'Loughlin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Subject is only available to Students studying the La Trobe MBA jointly with the University Hanoi

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand and evaluate key principles in investment

Activities:
Group case analysis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Identify and measure stand alone and diversified investment risk

Activities:
Group case analysis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply fundamental analysis in evaluating investments

Activities:
Case analysis and class exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Vietnam, 2018, Week 45-51, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew O'Loughlin

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 45 - 48
One 4.0 hours block mode per day on any day including weekend at night from week 45 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Delivered at the University of Hanoi"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Group Task (Group Assessment) 3,000 wordsUniversity of Hanoi staff mark and La Trobe staff moderate; Assesses Graduate Capability of Speaking for indviduals30 02, 03
In-class test (1 h)University of Hanoi staff mark and La Trobe staff moderate30 01, 02, 03
Group Investment Project 3,000 wordsUniversity of Hanoi staff mark and La Trobe staff moderate40 01, 02, 03