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 Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst 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

Grading System



One session


School 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.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Risk and return
  • Optimal risky portfolio
  • Asset pricing models
  • Capital asset pricing model
  • Share valuation
  • Dividend policy and share pricing
  • Market efficiency
  • Bond valuation
  • Security analysis
  • Behavioural analysis


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.