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The aim of Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics and Institutions is to introduce students to finance theory and to the tools of financial decision making in the context of the Australian institutional environment. This unit helps students develop the skills to be able to understand and apply the key concepts of time value of money, simple interest calculations and discounting, compound interest calculations, annuity calculations and applications. Principles and methods in project evaluation, portfolio theory and asset pricing models, the capital market in Australia, and sources of long-term and short-term financing are also investigated.