Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


The 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.

Assumed knowledge

GSBS6130 Corporate Finance

Assessment items

In Term Test: Mid Trimester Test

Written Assignment: Written assignment and presentation

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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