Finance and Investment, Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0228

Previous Code:  SP2016.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

This major introduces students to the fundamental concepts of finance theory – the time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting and capital structure – and to the tools of financial decision-making in the context of the Australian institutional environment. Students examine the investment, financing and dividend decisions of corporations and develop an understanding of the basic practices of financial management from the perspective of both large and small firms. It also introduces the concept of investment analysis in the context of property. It explores the unique features of income-producing property and examines the performance of these properties, their loans and their taxation through the application of a variety of investment techniques. Also covered are risk analysis techniques for income-producing properties and portfolios.

Location

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Parramatta City Campus - Macquarie Street Internal Dr Laurel Jackson

Major Structure

Students must successfully complete 60 credit points as listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
ACCT 7012Corporate Finance10
BUSM 7032Financial Institutions and Markets (MAF)10
BUSM 7053International Finance10
FINC 7017Property Investment Analysis10
MKTG 7024Property Portfolio Analysis10
BUSM 7083Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory10
Total Credit Points60