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FOBE302
Special Interest Unit 2
Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies
Faculty of Business and Economics

Unit Guide
S1 External Session 1, External 2013

Table of Content
Table of Content
General Information

2
3

Convenor and teaching staff
Credit Points
Prerequisites
Corequisites
Co-badged status
Unit Description

3
3
3
3
3
3

Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks

4
5

Assignments
Case Study
Quizzes

5
5
6

Unit Schedule
Delivery and Resources

7
8

Classes
Prizes
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
Technology Used and Required
Unit Web Page
Teaching and Learning Strategy

Policies and Procedures

8
8
8
8
8
8

9

Academic Honesty
Grades
Grading Appeals and Final Examination Script Viewing
Special Consideration Policy
Student Support
UniWISE provides:

9
9
9
9
10
10

Student Enquiry Service
Equity Support
IT Help

10
10
10

Graduate Capabilities

11

Capable of Professional and Personal Judgement and Initiative Learning Outcome
Assessment Task

11
11
11

Problem Solving and Research Capability
Learning Outcome
Assessment Task

11
11
11

Socially and Environmentally Active and Responsible
Learning Outcome

11
11

Discipline Specific Knowledge and Skills

11

Learning Outcome
Assessment Task

12
12

Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking
Assessment Task

12
12

Research and Practice

13

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General Information
Convenor and teaching staff
Unit Convenor: Peter Mordaunt
Email: peter.mordaunt@mq.edu.au
Consultation Hours: As this course is an online course students can consult with staff through iLearn or through the e-mail addresses above. Students experiencing significant difficulties with any topic in the unit must seek assistance immediately.

Other Staff: Sue Wright
Email: sue.wright@mq.edu.au

Credit Points
2

Prerequisites
45cp

Corequisites
N/A

Co-badged status
This unit is not co-badged.

Unit Description
For details of this unit contact the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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Learning Outcomes
1. Develop personal financial goals as appropriate to anticipated life stages 2. Construct and maintain a working budget using appropriate financial tools 3. Select appropriate investment instruments to support budget results and achieve financial goals 4. Recognize the features and implications of common financial contracts 5. Compare and contrast different "employment" structures

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Assessment Tasks
Task

Weight

Due Date

Linked
Learning
Outcomes

Linked
Graduate
Capabilities

Brief Description

Assignments

10%

See
timetable
in iLearn

1, 2, 3

1, 2, 3, 8

Tasks set for
students

Case Study

50%

See
timetable
in iLearn

2

1, 2, 8

A case study
covering material in
Modules 1,2 & 3

Quizzes

40%

See course
timetable
in iLearn

3, 4

3

A series of online
multiple choice
quizzes

Assignments
Due Date: See timetable in iLearn
Weight: 10%
Warning

This is an online course and therefore it is the student's responsibility to have available and access to the technology to access the material and to complete the tasks. No exceptions or extensions will be granted because of issues with the student's technology,the student's internet provider or the student's internet connectivity.

S ubmission

Submission is on-line.
Module 1 assignment due by mid-night 11th March 2013.
Module 2 assignment due by mid-night 25th March 2013.
Extension

No extension will be granted. Students who have not submitted their assignment prior to the due date will be awarded a mark of 0 for the assignment, except for cases in which an application for special consideration is made and approved.

Penalties
See extension.
What is required to complete the unit satisfactorily
In order to pass this subject, students m ust pass the case study, which...
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