* 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).
Financial markets play a critical role in the functioning of a modern global economy. To understand how these financial markets operate, it's important to establish the "key principles of finance" which underpin the decisions made by financial market participants, such as corporations, investors, financial institutions and governments. The ability to learn the basic principles of finance at an early stage of your degree, and the application of this understanding to financial media and "the world around you", should play an important role in building the foundations and motivation for your ongoing finance, business or economics studies. Examples and applications of the principles of finance (including in a historic context) will be provided throughout the unit that are relevant, practical and interesting, to support text book and lecture theory learning outcomes.
ASSESSMENT: Internal assessment 40%; Final exam 60%.
TEACHING PATTERN: 1 x 2 hour lecture per week, 1 x 1 hourtutorial per week.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Fully online - L,W,I,N,O This unit is taught entirely online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.