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Swinburne University of Technology
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%).
In order to enrol in this unit, you must have successfully completed one of the following two units:
And one of the following two units:
In this Management of Investment Portfolios unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
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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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.
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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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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.