The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



20 units


4000 level

Course handbook


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

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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

Newcastle City Precinct


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. Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.