Fixed Income Securities And Markets

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

The Fixed Income Securities And Markets unit provided by Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology will provide you with thorough insight into the dynamic world of financial markets. You will learn about the impact electronic systems have had on financial markets, including how trading increasingly takes place in a global, deregulated market.

Moreover, you will look at how individuals are now increasingly encouraged to make provisions for their own retirement income, and how the global financial crisis has impacted financial markets. In addition, you will learn about fixed interest securities and their use by government and business.

At the end of this unit, you will be able to describe the key factors underpinning interest rates, and also the theory of supply and demand in the context of loanable funds. Furthermore, you will be able to discuss the debt market not only in Australia, but also in the European and US markets.

Eligibility

In order to enrol, you must have successfully completed one of the following two units:

  • FIN20012 – Financial Markets
  • FNP12 – Financial Markets

Areas of study

In this Fixed Income Securities And Markets unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Bond markets
  • Mathematics of interest rates and annuities
  • Pricing: short-term and long-term instruments
  • Term structure of interest rates
  • Risk
  • Debt futures and options
  • Other derivatives
  • Mortgages – CDOs
  • Global Financial Crisis and the future

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University of Technology

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The Fixed Income Securities And Markets unit will give you a solid understanding of financial markets, fixed income securities and also the framework in which these systems operate. This knowledge is essential for anyone pursuing a career in accounting or finance, and will also be incredibly valuable to anyone intending to work in a commercial setting.

When you undertake the Fixed Income Securities And Markets unit you will also gain professional skills such as technical research and presentation skills, as well as learn how to convey your findings professionally.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Fixed Income Securities And Markets from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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