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Subject overview


STUDY MODE

100% online

AQF LEVEL

8

NEXT INTAKE

4 Mar 2024

SUBJECT DURATION

12 weeks

SUBJECT FEE

$2,600.00


This subject focuses on the basic principles of asset valuation, including the difference between price and value, and the purpose of valuing assets. It also explores valuation methodologies, and how they may be used in the valuation of asset classes such as equity, debt, property, hybrid and derivative securities. To cement their understanding of these concepts, students review valuation examples, then perform their own valuations using detailed fictitious case studies to provide practical recommendations based on the outcomes.

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Subject information

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, individuals should be able to:

  • Explain the concept of valuation and the purpose of valuing assets
  • Construct a valuation based on the discounted cash flow valuation method
  • Explain capital market theory and other pricing theories
  • Analyse the determinants of the pricing of debt securities
  • Analyse how hybrids provide flexibility for management
  • Explain the basic principles in pricing futures and options
  • Evaluate valuation techniques for real estate assets

 

Topics covered

  1. Introduction to asset pricing and valuation
  2. Discounted cash flow
  3. Capital market theory
  4. Other pricing models
  5. Pricing debt securities
  6. Hybrid securities and convertible notes
  7. Property valuation
  8. Pricing derivatives
  9. Pricing options

Reading list

There’s no prescribed text for this subject.

Individuals are provided with key readings and access to Kaplan Professional’s online databases. Individuals are encouraged to research and read widely on the topic.

Reading list

Assessments

Assessment typeAssessedTitle
TaskWeek 420%
AssignmentWeek 740%
ExamWeek 1240%

Previous study requirements

Duration

The duration of this subject is one study period (12 weeks).

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this subject. However please review the Assumed Knowledge tab to understand the prior knowledge Kaplan advises you should hold before enrolling in this subject.

Assumed knowledge

Whilst there are no prerequisites for this subject, Kaplan assumes that individuals have completed FIN201 Quantitative Applications in Finance or understand the content covered in this subject, prior to undertaking FIN202 Fundamentals of Asset Valuation.

Course transition subject equivalence

Individuals may not be required to complete this subject if they’ve transitioned from a SIA/Finsia/Kaplan Professional course and have completed the following subjects:

  • There are no equivalences for this subject

Key dates

Study Period 1

11 Dec 2023 - 29 Mar 2024

❌ Enrolments now closed

Early access opens 11 December 2023

Early access to assessments 21 December 2023

Study period commences 8 January 2024

Enrolments close/census 24 January 2024

Study period ends 29 March 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 2

5 Feb 2024 - 24 May 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 5 February 2024

Early access to assessments 19 February 2024

Study period commences 4 March 2024

Enrolments close/census 20 March 2024

Study period ends 24 May 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 3

1 Apr 2024 - 19 Jul 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 1 April 2024

Early access to assessments 15 April 2024

Study period commences 29 April 2024

Enrolments close/census 15 May 2024

Study period ends 19 July 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 4

3 Jun 2024 - 20 Sep 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 3 June 2024

Early access to assessments 17 June 2024

Study period commences 1 July 2024

Enrolments close/census 17 July 2024

Study period ends 20 September 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 5

29 Jul 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 29 July 2024

Early access to assessments 12 August 2024

Study period commences 26 August 2024

Enrolments close/census 11 September 2024

Study period ends 15 November 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 6

30 Sep 2024 - 17 Jan 2025

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 30 September 2024

Early access to assessments 14 October 2024

Study period commences 28 October 2024

Enrolments close/census 13 November 2024

Study period ends 17 January 2025

Assessment dates See assessment information

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