Investment Analysis

Course code GSBS6140Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

This course provides students with a solid foundation in theories and methods of pricing securities. It provides an overview of the operation of the securities markets and the mechanics of trading securities. The fundamental valuation tools, including models of risk and return, discounted cash flows and relative valuation are examined and applied to the pricing of securities.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctTrimester 1, Trimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Examine the relationships between returns and risks.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the core investment concepts, collecting financial information from electronic databases and employing analytical tools to value financial securities.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills in the context of investment theories and practices.
4. Analysis and evaluate ordinary shares and fixed income securities.
ContentThe content of this may include;
1. The investment environment;
2. The role and institutional features of Australian financial markets;
3. Operations of securities market and mechanics of trading securities;
4. Risk and return characteristics of equity and debt instruments;
5. Theories of investment;
6. Principles and practices of securities valuation;
7. Analysis of equities and fixed income securities.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionThis course is not available to students who have successfully completed GSBS6140 Investment and Risk Management.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGSBS6130 Corporate Finance
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Quiz - ClassMid trimester quiz
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6140