Introduction to Finance

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Finance

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Financial institutions and markets are the cornerstones of the modern financial system, and as such, knowledge of these organisations is important in any professional career in the business world.

    This course provides students with an introduction to the Australian financial markets and an evaluation of the institutions, instruments and participants involved in the industry. The markets to be evaluated include the equity, bond, futures, and options markets. The course systematically reviews each of these financial markets and examines the various institutional participants and the different types of financial instruments offered.

    Learning outcomes

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

    1. Describe and communicate the components of the Australian financial system.

    2. Identify and explain the basic instruments of corporate funding

    3. Apply basic financial mathematics to financial problem solving

    4. Analyse financial instruments and apply valuation techniques to financial instruments

    5. Analyse the participants, operations and characteristics of the equity, bond, futures and options markets

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.