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Tech Careers in Finance

This is an online careers panel aimed to showcase the more obscure STEM careers within the finance industry.

Listen to real industry professionals as they share their experiences and career journey and obtain a vision of what it’s like to be in a STEM role at different companies.

FINSOC Weekly Wraps Vol.13

– Technology stocks lead ASX to reach a record high of 7312.3 points – Bitcoin bounces back from its lowest price since May – Meat and food processing giant JBS Australia rights a $175m deal to purchase Rivalea Australia – Top performers of the market for this week are Materials and IT, followed by Energy and Health Care sectors – Australia’s AAA credit outlook from changes from negative to neutral, reflecting Australia’s strong economic recovery credited to massive fiscal and monetary stimulus.

FINSOC Weekly Wraps Vol.12

• Australia’s economy’s exceeds expectations, at 0.8% larger than its previous peak pre-COVID. • The resources sector demonstrates immunity to economic challenges faced by other sectors, contributing to Australia’s trade surplus of more than $8b. • Bitcoin has taken a fall after Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s comments on Twitter suggesting he has “fallen out of love” with the world’s top cryptocurrency. • US e-commerce site Etsy has acquired popular peer-to-peer social shopping app Depop for A$2.1b.

FINS3655 Behavioural Finance

In this course, we will examine how people make predictable and repeatable mistakes in financial decision-making. We will describe the nature of these mistakes and their origin, using insights from psychology, neurosciences, and experimental economics, on how the human mind works. Students then discuss how incorporating these mistakes into our finance theories can greatly improve standard finance models studied in other courses. We will also consider how understanding the functioning of the human mind allows us to design a better world – in particular, better stock markets, retirement and healthcare systems.

FINS3639 Estate Plan & Asset Protection

A subject that builds upon the core courses of Portfolio Management and Wealth Management that provides insight into the fundamental issues related to asset protection and succession planning. A practical subject that covers all the key estate planning elements impacting clients in need from a financial planning angle. Allows students to have a real insight into the world through a practical case study element and identifying the key issues faced by clients.

FINS3633 Real Estate Finance

An excellent course that exposes students to the concepts, theories and industry practice in real estate finance. This plays an important role all over the world and is a critical issue in the current economic climate. It attempts to place real estate investments on the same theoretical footing as fixed-income and equity investments. It introduces to students the valuation methods used for investment decision making and the financial knowledge for real estate. It allows students interested in working in real estate development, brokerage, mortgage to have an insight into the industry.

FINS2622 Asia-Pacific Capital Markets

This course covers essential elements of Asia-Pacific Financial markets, including countries like China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and others. Areas of interest include interactions of institutions and finance, corporate governance, sovereign risk, financial crises, valuation issues, methods of funds raisings & global portfolio management. This course aims to increase students’ understanding of investing in emerging markets and how to modify techniques of financial analysis developed for advanced economies and apply them to emerging markets.