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Investment and Finance for Property (ABPL20052)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeABPL20052
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The module considers the nature and operation of investment markets with a focus on three major asset classes; shares, bonds and property. It looks at the characteristics of these different investment options, especially in terms of the risks and returns associated with each. The module also introduces basic financial mathematics involving the time value of money, calculation of present and future values, and the computing of rates of return for investments or projects with property as a context. An introduction to the interpretation, analysis and use of financial statements (profit and loss statements, cash-flow statements and balance sheets) is provided. Finally, it considers the application of appropriate accounting and regulatory standards in interpretation of financial statements.

Incidental costs

Financial calculator is required, specifically the HP10bii+. The cost is approximately $65.

Intended learning outcomes

This course is intended to enable you:

  • Understand the operation of finance and investment markets
  • Interpret financial information
  • Analyse the characteristics of different investment asset classes i.e. property, stocks, bonds
  • To apply basic financial mathematics and analyse financial data.

Generic skills

This course is intended to develop the following skills:

1. Intellectual skills:

  • define a problem
  • identify the correct method of interpreting data and solving problem
  • synthesise knowledge and interpret the appropriateness of the solution
  • identify an issue and learn to discuss in a reflective manner

2. Research and professional skills

  • appreciate the value of listening attentively, selecting what is important, watching for signals for important points & identifying the structure of the presentation/lecture
  • competently use a calculator
  • apply and interpret financial mathematical techniques appropriate to the problem
  • interpret the financial pages

3. Transferable skills

  • competently communicate through a written essay/report
  • demonstrate research and professional skills through, for example, the quantitative analysis and interpretation of data
  • use standard word processing and spreadsheet packages
  • demonstrate basic time management skills

Last updated: 18 July 2019