Theory in Finance

Course code ACFI4005
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


The course provides a detailed analysis of a selection of seminal and recent articles from the finance discipline.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of a selection of seminal articles from the finance discipline

2. Apply key methodological concepts in finance to empirical data.


This course will advance the objectives outlined above by exploring practical, theoretical and methodological issues in Finance, but the content of the coursework topics may vary from year to year depending on the number of students, their specific interests and the availability of staff. In particular topics will include:

  • The foundations of the finance discipline.
  • Key methodological concepts in finance.
  • The practical application of key concepts to empirical data.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program.

Assumed Knowledge

An undergraduate degree with at least a GPA of 5.0 with major in Finance or equivalent.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Seminar Presentations

Written Assignment: Seminar Papers

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

This course may also be taught as a readings unit as determined by student enrolment numbers