Money Markets and Fixed Income Securities

Qualification: Postgraduate 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: RMIT University
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About this unit

Offered by RMIT University through Open Universities Australia, the online Money Markets and Fixed Income Securities unit will equip you with the skills to effectively comprehend, assess and measure financial markets.

This finance unit focuses specifically on money markets and bond markets, wherein you will explore bond price volatility, factors affecting bond yields and corporate debt instruments, in order to comprehensively understand the relationship between risk and return, and between institutional liabilities and the portfolio selection.

Students gain practical financial skills including yield measurement methods, active bond portfolio management strategies, and liability funding strategies.

This unit provides students with the necessary foundational knowledge in order to continue on to study more advanced units of an analytical nature.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Finance
  • Master of Finance

Areas of study

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

  • Introduction and pricing
  • Measuring yield
  • Bond price volatility
  • Factors affecting bond yields and the term structure of interest rates
  • Government securities and global bonds
  • Corporate debt instruments
  • Mortgage backed securities
  • Active bond portfolio management strategies and indexing
  • Liability funding strategies
  • Bond performance measurement

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Finance,?RMIT University
  • Master of Finance,?RMIT University

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?

This finance unit equips you with the ability to effectively comprehend, assess and measure indicators for money markets and bond markets, as well as providing practical financial skills.

You will gain the ability to describe the major money markets and fixed income security markets, and be able to discuss the relationship between risk and return for these securities.

You understand the link between institutional liabilities and the portfolio selection, and discuss the strategies used in the construction, management and performance assessment of money market and fixed income security portfolios.

In terms of financial capabilities, you will learn to measure the price, volatility and return for money market and fixed income securities.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Money Markets and Fixed Income Securities from RMIT University.
  • 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 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 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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