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  • Treatment Effects and Program EvaluationECOM90023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to familiarize students with the tools commonly used for identifying and estimating tretment effects and evaluating programs and policies. Topics to be covered include the use and interpretation of Difference in Difference, Instrumental Variables, and Regression Discontinuity De...

  • Advanced Studies in Econometrics 1ECOM90018

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The substantive content of the Advanced Studies subject will include current research projects being conducted by Faculty staff and/or visiting scholars. Alongside the Economics Thesis Workshop, which enhances the preparation of the student’s research project, Advanced Studies will provide gradu...

  • Forensic Business ProcessesACCT90026

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject introduces students to the field of forensic accounting. The subject examines in-depth the elements of forensic accounting investigations in the context of the Australian legal system. Specific issues in dispute analysis are covered including, the quantification of loss, business val...

  • Honours Research Essay AccountingACCT40006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The research essay itself is examined. A draft is due for submission on the second Monday of October; the final version on the second Monday of November. Students will be required to present their honours research essay to the Department at various stages of its development throughout the year. S...

  • Behavioural Research in AccountingACCT90039


    This subject examines research relating to how accounting affects, and is affected by, people. Investigations of accounting related judgments, decision making and organisational behaviours will be studied. Conceptually the subject will be founded on contrasting analyses from three perspectives: n...

  • Honours Research MethodsACCT40004

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    This course focuses on fundamental approaches to research and the range of analytical and empirical research methods and techniques used in accounting. On completion of this subject a student should have a foundation for understanding the nature of scientific inquiry in accounting; an understandi...

  • Fundamentals in AccountingACCT90041

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on the nature of accounting from the perspective of the users of financial reports. In this subject, students will learn how to analyse and interpret financial information prepared by diverse businesses, both profit and not-for-profit. A key theme in the subject is to underst...

  • Special Topics in Accounting ResearchACCT40010

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    The subject examines current and emerging topical areas within accounting research. Specific topics may be drawn from any area of contemporary developments in accounting research (e.g., financial, managerial, audit, systems).

  • Corporate ReportingACCT90012

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The framework within which regulatory aspects of corporate reporting are conducted, the preparation of general purpose financial reports in accordance with the Corporations Law, the Australian Accounting Standards, and Interpretations.

  • Accounting Analysis and DecisionsACCT90040

    Offered:Term 1, Term 3Year:2019

    This subject is designed to enable students to enhance their ability to prepare and use financial information in decision making – crucial skills in business. The subject begins by examining core concepts in accounting and developing students’ ability to prepare financial reports. The subject the...

  • Advanced Management Accounting ResearchACCT90037

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    This subject extends students’ understanding of research in management accounting. The subject focuses on several key areas of empirical research in management accounting and provides an in-depth examination of the individual and contextual factors influencing the design and use of management acc...

  • Statistical Techniques in InsuranceACTL90008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Topics include experience rating; claim run-off triangles; generalised linear models; time series and their applications; simulation.

  • Mathematics of Finance IACTL90001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics include compound interest functions; valuation of a series of payments, including where the cash flows and/or the force of interest are continuous functions of time; equations of value; loans repayable by instalments; characteristics of major asset types; and discount valuation of fixed in...

  • Advanced Financial Mathematics IACTL40004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The binomial model; risk-neutral pricing of derivative securities; Brownian motion; introduction to Itô΄s formula and SDEs; stochastic asset models; Black-Scholes model; arbitrage and hedging; interest-rate models; actuarial applications (e.g. maturity guarantees, SPDAs) and simple models for cre...

  • Actuarial Studies ProjectsACTL90013

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides students with the experience of carrying out research independently on each of three topics chosen by the subject’s lecturers. It involves a two-semester program of study, (students must enrol in the subjects in two consecutive semesters). For each topic, the student is requ...

  • Actuarial Studies Projects Part 1ACTL40010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will be required to submit three assignments of between 3,000 and 3,500 words each, on dates specified at the start of the academic year. The word count includes bibliography, footnotes, appendices and the number of words which would take up space used for tables, formulae and charts.

  • ContingenciesACTL30003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Topics include traditional life insurance products; present values of annuities and assurances for single lives; net and gross premiums and policy values; select mortality; joint life theory; cashflow models; competing risks; discounted emerging costs; multiple decrements; guarantees and options;...

  • Financial Mathematics IIIACTL30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces actuarial students to stochastic asset liability modelling. It aims to expand the student's knowledge of basic actuarial principles in the fields of investments and asset management. Topics include: utility theory, stochastic dominance, measures of investment risk, portfol...

  • Actuarial StatisticsACTL30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Topics include experience rating; claim run-off triangles; generalised linear models; time series and their applications; simulation; decision theory.

  • Models for Insurance and FinanceACTL30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Topics include: probability concepts; martingales in actuarial studies and finance; applications of Brownian motion, geometric Brownian motion and the lognormal distribution; stochastic calculus; models for financial time series; applications of Monte Carlo simulation in insurance and finance.