Management of Investment Portfolios

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

This online unit in Management of Investment Portfolios from the Swinburne University of Technology and Open Universities Australia aims to provide business students with an in-depth understanding of portfolio theory and investment management, teaching you how to apply theoretical frameworks to the valuation of various financial assets.

You will study theories on market efficiencies, valuation frameworks, behavioural issues in investments, different strategies in equity portfolios and equity derivative instruments in order to be able to assess the efficiency of investment portfolios.

Studying investment and securities markets, indirect investments and exchange traded funds markets, and fixed income markets, you will expand your knowledge and understanding of current investment markets and contemporary investment trends.

The unit is assessed through an assignment (30-40%) and an invigilated exam (60-70%).

Eligibility

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

  • FIN20012 Financial Markets
  • FNP12 Financial Markets

And one of the following two units:

    Financial Management
  • Finance and Investment

Areas of study

In this Management of Investment Portfolios unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Investments and securities markets
  • Valuation framework
  • Theory on market efficiencies
  • Portfolio theory
  • Investments at the emerging markets
  • Indirect investments and exchange traded funds market
  • Strategies in equity portfolios
  • Behavioural issues in investments and technical analysis
  • Fixed income market
  • Equity derivative instruments

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?

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to analyse a business and provide written valuation reports to investors. Through the application of theoretical valuation frameworks to value financial assets, you will be able to understand investment objects and allocate assets in a portfolio accordingly.

You will also be able to understand and explain portfolio theory, and demonstrate how it affects the evaluation of performance of investment portfolios and the components of the selection process. You will be confident in explaining the role of derivatives in enhancing returns, or alternatively, as tools in risk management. Finally, you will understand current investment trends and be able to describe current issues in emerging investment markets.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Management of Investment Portfolios from the 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 HECS-HELP or FEE-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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