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This unit focusses on security analysis and portfolio management. The unit is designed around the following three points of view, to enable you to learn about trading and investing in financial markets.

  • Investment skills for your own personal gain
  • Investment skills for the financial services industry
  • An understanding of financial markets and instruments

The study of investments is exciting. This is the only unit that equips you to trade and invest in the stock market. In this unit you will participate in portfolio simulation (i.e. the Public ASX Sharemarket Game) managing an initial virtual wealth of A$50,000. You may not find it easy, but you will most certainly find it rewarding.

Summary 2021

Unit name Investment Analysis
Unit code BEA652
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Finance

Richard Mawulawoe Ahadzie

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

ILO1Articulate the role of risk in financial markets.
ILO2Determine and assess the prices of financial assets.
ILO3Assess and analyse portfolio management processes.
ILO4Transmit knowledge and ideas on finance in written formats.




BEA681 or BEA654 or BEA674;

Quantitative skills: Financial mathematics and a familiarity with basic statistical techniques including standard deviation, coefficient of variation, covariance/correlation, linear regression, and constrained optimization problems. Computing skills: Basic Excel skills (specifically Data Analysis and Solver add-ins) are required. Understanding of linear regression model is desirable. In addition, proficiency in the following is also assumed: * English language skills * Constructing and interpreting simple graphs * Basic algebra


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