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Asian Capital Markets (FNCE30004)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Overview

Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeFNCE30004
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This subject introduces issues impacting the emergence of Asian capital markets and their integration with global markets. The subject analyses governance and structural issues affecting the development of bond, equity, foreign exchange and derivatives markets. The subject also identifies alternative sources of capital available to corporate entities and discusses issues confronted by fund managers investing in the region or in individual countries.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Discuss Asian capital markets, capital flows, global financial market integration and linkages to economic development.
  • Analyse governance and structural issues relevant to the development of Asian capital markets such as debt, equity, foreign exchange and derivative markets.
  • Identify, through the use of case studies, problems confronted by individual corporate entities in sourcing alternative forms of capital and optimising capital structure.
  • Identify, through the use of case studies, problems confronted by fund managers involved in investing in the region or in individual countries.
  • Discuss some individual country markets.

Generic skills

  • High level of development: written communication; interpretation and analysis; synthesis of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of source.

  • Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; team work; application of theory to practice; critical thinking.

  • Some level of development: oral communication; problem solving; statistical reasoning; evaluation of data and other information; use of computer software.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FNCE20001 Business Finance
Summer Term
Semester 1
12.5
Business Finance OR
Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FNCE20005 Corporate Financial Decision Making
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
Corporate and Financial Decision Making

AND one of:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ECOM20001 Econometrics 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
Introductory Econometrics
Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ECON20003 Quantitative Methods 2
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
Quantitative Methods 2
Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MAST20005 Statistics
Summer Term
Semester 2
12.5
Statistics
Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MAST20004 Probability
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
Probability
Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MAST20006 Probability for Statistics
Semester 1
12.5
Probability for Statistics
Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MAST20018 Discrete Maths and Operations Research
Semester 2
12.5
Discrete Maths and Operations Research
Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
Engineering Mathematics
620-270 Applied Statistics
620-261 Introduction to Operations Research (2008 or earlier)

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Students may not gain credit for both

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FNCE30004 Asian Capital Markets 12.5
and 306-314 Asian Capital Markets.

Recommended background knowledge

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

  • Individual Tutorial participation through the semester during weeks 2 to 12 (10%)
  • Group Assignment, 2000 word research report by a group of 3 to 4 students due weeks 9 to 11 (20%)
  • A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (70%)
  • To pass this subject students must pass the end of semester examination.

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 10 August 2019