2013 Unit of Study
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|Finance Honours A|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Prerequisites||(FINC2192 or FINC2092) and ((FINC3193 or FINC3093) or (FINC3194 or FINC3094)) with the grade of Distinction or better in at least two, or with the permission of the Head of Discipline.|
|Additional Information||Requirements for the Pass degree must be completed before entry to level 4000 honours units of study.|
|Description||The honours program in Finance is directed at producing extremely high quality graduates who are capable of undertaking research in finance, either via an advanced research degree at the Master\\\'s or PhD level or in the financial community in technical/research-related positions requiring both a high level of analytical skills and an ability to work independently. Graduates are highly sought by investment banking, stockbroking, funds management and management consulting firms. Actual offerings in any year depend on staff availability. With approval, the equivalent of a semester unit can be taken from other disciplines or faculties. Students are required to write a research report in the style of an academic article but with a more extensive literature review. Candidates are encouraged to undertake research of an original nature and of publishable quality. Typically, the subject areas relate to securities market micro-structure, investments and corporate finance, as these are the areas in which the Discipline has expertise and supervisory skills. Students who have completed majors in both Finance and Accounting, Finance and Econometrics, Finance and Economics or Finance and Marketing, and who are eligible to undertake fourth year honours programs in at least one discipline area of their two majors, may be eligible to undertake joint honours programs, subject to the approval of the Honours Coordinator in both disciplines. Candidates must enrol in FINC4102, FINC4103 and FINC4104 to complete the honours year.|