Case Studies in Applied Finance (Graduate Certificate of Finance) (AFCP611)

The unit provides an understanding of the finance industry and its integral role in the modern economy. The focus is on a high level, fully integrated overview of the major participants, their roles, interactions and the purpose they endeavour to fill for all stakeholders in the economy. The key structures of the finance system are examined, and how they usually work and sometimes do not work. Case studies of actual events and participants will be used to provide a sense of the application of finance in the real world - what actually happens as well as what should happen.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain and assess the role and contribution of the financial industry in a modern economy.
  2. Examine the roles and functions of participants in the finance industry.
  3. Examine the history of finance as to how it informs its place in the economy.
  4. Apply knowledge and skills to assess contemporary case studies in applied finance.
  5. Examine the mechanics and management of financial transactions.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication to diverse audiences across different industry sectors.


  1. What is Finance?
  2. Ethics in Finance
  3. Financial Instruments and Their Markets
  4. Financial History
  5. Banks and Money
  6. Regulation and Governance of Financial Institutions
  7. Insurance and Wealth Management

Prerequisite Units:


Unit Guides:

  • Case Studies in Applied Finance - 2018. The link will provide a list of guides for this unit. If the desired term/location is not listed, please view the latest one available.

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