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FIN8203 Strategic Investments

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Pre-requisite: FIN8201 or FIN5000


In business and investment, risk has traditionally been interpreted in a negative way. Traditional investments focus on risk minimisation either by eliminating risk or reducing risk exposure. However, in recent years, many companies have found traditional investments are too narrow and constrain their activities. They have realised that what is needed is a calculated risk taking. This course provides an opportunity to learn how to exploit risk and investigate alternative investment strategies.

This course introduces the student to contemporary financial investment theory, analysis, and practice. Students should gain an understanding of major investment instruments such as debt and equity securities and company funds. Students also will have an appreciation for making strategic investment decisions with the consideration of risk. The course structure helps the student to build up mathematical literacy sufficient to understand investments.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023