CASE STUDIES IN FINANCE

FIN3CSF

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will examine real-life and practical case studies in various fields of finance. Through these analyses, students will gain an understanding of how theoretical concepts are applied in a practical setting. These concepts will help students to develop practical skills for analysing real-life situations as well as the communication skills required in a business environment. This subject is designed as a capstone to integrate the primary sub-discipline areas studied in finance major or degree programs.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FIN2FIN or FIN1FOF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCase studies in finance (6th ed.)PrescribedBruner, R. F.MCGRAW HILL, 2007

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Construct an investment portfolio to meet investor goals and risk profile

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and case study work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Acting as a corporate advisory team, develop and manage an investment and funding strategy for an organization

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and case study work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

03. Measure and manage financial risk

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and case study work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Critique the ethical basis of financial decisions

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and case study work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3 individual case studies of 1,000 words each and 3 group case studies of 500-words per groupequivalent to 6,000-words100 01, 02, 03, 04