Course Title: Applied Finance-A Case Study Approach

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Applied Finance-A Case Study Approach

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024


Singapore Inst of Management


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh3 24


RMIT University Vietnam


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Viet1 2024


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Viet1 2024

Course Coordinator: My Nguyen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99255683

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne Campus Building 80

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study:

You must complete at least four core finance courses in the Finance major.

Course Description

This course is the capstone course of the finance major. It focuses on the application and consolidation of financial theory and capital market practices in practical case studies. A comprehensive and integrated overview of the finance systems, capital markets and participants, transactions and all other stakeholders in the economy will be examined. Selected case studies cover diverse areas in finance including funds management, derivatives, financial institutions, capital markets, corporate finance, behavioural finance and other topical issue in finance.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Demonstrate the ability to solve real-life problems in financial markets.

CLO2: Critically evaluate the role of participants in capital markets.

CLO3: Synthesise and analyse business issues in the finance industry and provide solutions.

CLO4: Communicate findings of finance case studies to stakeholders, policy makers, industry practitioners and community professionally and effectively.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various learning activities. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Assessment Task 1:30%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 30%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4