FIN531 Investments Analysis (8)

The principal focus of this subject is the financing and risk management aspects of corporate finance, and  security and portfolio analysis. The subject, incorporating current theories in finance, applies basic corporate valuation techniques to various investment types.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Term 2 (15)
On Campus
Economic and Finance Institute
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
Enrolment restrictions

Postgraduate students only and not available to students who have completed FIN566.

Assumed Knowledge

FIN516 and FIN530

Subject Relationships
Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to solve financial problems under conditions of uncertainty;
  • be able to critically discuss and evaluate features of securities and security markets;
  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in financial research and analytical skills; and
  • be able to communicate effectively about security and portfolio analysis.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • risk and return
  • portfolio selection models
  • asset pricing models
  • capital asset pricing model
  • index models
  • market efficiency
  • bond prices and yields
  • term structure of interest rates
  • bond portfolios
  • macroeconomic and industry analysis
  • equity valuation models.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.