FIN221 Investments (8)


The principal focus of this subject is on the financing and risk management aspects of corporate finance, and security and portfolio analysis. Valuation techniques introduced in Financial Management are applied to various investment situations incorporating current theories in finance.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 2
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: FIN221
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Accounting and Finance

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge in this subject is equivalent to that covered in (FIN211 or FIN210) and (QBM117 or QBM120)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to solve financial problems within the context of a dynamic market place;
- have acquired financial research and analytical skills;
- be able to communicate effectively about security analysis and portfolio management;
- be able to undertake financial research.


The subject will cover the following topics:

1. Risk and return

2. Optimal risky portfolio

3. Asset pricing models

4. Capital asset pricing model

5. Share valuation

6. Dividend policy and share pricing

7. Market efficiency

8. Bond valuation

9. Security analysis

10. Behavioural analysis


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.