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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.

Financial Strategy
UoS Code FINC6007
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites FINC5001
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 3hr seminar per week
Assessment individual assignment (20%), group assignment (30%), and final exam (50%)
Description This unit explores value investment principles used in investment strategies. Both investment strategies and company strategies are analysed to examine how to translate a company's strategy into shareholders' profit. The unit also provides students with the skill set of analysing and interpreting financial reports, identifying good investment and avoiding financial scandals. Great investment practitioners' (Benjamin Graham, Warren E. Buffett and Charles Munger) works are studied in detail.