Associate Professor Robert Bianchi
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 6th edition
Stephen Ross, Mark Christensen, Michael Drew, Robert Bianchi, Randolph Westerfield and Bradford Jordan
The sixth edition of Fundamentals of Corporate Finance continues its tradition of excellence ensuring the focus remains on key principles. The text strives to present the material in a way that makes it coherent and easy to understand. Finance Prep Courses allow students to view a video to refresh topics, and then answer questions to test their understanding. In addition to providing students with relevant, realistic problem-solving tools, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance has the benefit of the most current and relevant research in finance.
Professor Mark Brimble
Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 3rd edition
David Kidwell, Mark Brimble, Anup Basu, Liam Lenten, Paul Docherty and Paul Mazzola
The financial system is a key influencer of the health and efficiency of an economy. It is not possible to have a modern, complex economy such as that in Australia, without an efficient and sound financial system. The global financial crisis (GFC) of late 2007–09 (and the ensuing European debt crisis), where the global financial market was on the brink of collapse with only significant government intervention stopping a catastrophic global failure of the market, illustrated the importance of the financial system. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money 3rd edition introduces students to the financial system, its operations, and participants. The text offers a fresh, succinct analysis of the financial markets and discusses how the many participants in the financial system interrelate.
Professor Michael E Drew
Principles of Investments
Zvi Bodie, Michael Drew, Anup Basu, Alex Kane and Alan Marcus
Principles of Investments emphasises asset allocation while presenting the practical applications of investment theory. The authors concentrate on the intuition and insights that will be useful to students throughout their careers as new ideas and challenges emerge from the financial marketplace.It provides a good foundation to understand the basic types of securities and financial markets as well as how trading in those markets is conducted. The Portfolio Management section is discussed towards the end of the course and supported by a web-based portfolio simulation with a hypothetical $100,000 brokerage account to buy and sell stocks and mutual funds. Students get a chance to use real data found in the Wall Street Survivor simulation in conjunction with the chapters on investments.