Courses & Units

Derivative Securities BEA380

Hobart

Introduction

DIn this face-to-face and flexible delivery unit, you will develop an understanding of one of the fastest growing types of financial markets - those of derivative securities. They are called derivative securities because they 'derive' their value from the value of something else - an underlying right or interest. Underlying rights or interests (or assets in general) include (a) bonds or loans, which involve interest rate, credit, and currency risks, and (b) commodities and equities, which involve price risks. Underlying right can also be groups of assets, such as equity or commodity indexes, or relationships between prices, such as the spread between two benchmarks. Derivatives play an important role in risk management.

Summary

Unit name Derivative Securities
Unit code BEA380
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
TSBE
Discipline Economics and Finance
Coordinator Dr Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan
Teaching staff

Dr Nagaratnam Jeyasreedharan

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $2,438.00 081105

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

BEA286

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week

Assessment

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