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Unit description

Covers concepts, principles and tools of business finance and business financial management. It develops students’ knowledge and skills in analysing, evaluating and making business decisions related to capital investment appraisal, financing alternatives, capital structure and dividend policies. The unit also provides an overview of the business’s financial environment, risk and return trade-offs and time value of money applications.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to Business Finance

Topic 2: Time Value of Money: Single Cash Flow

Topic 3: Time Value of Money: Multiple Cash Flows

Topic 4: Risk and Return

Topic 5: Bond Valuation and Interest Rates

Topic 6: Share Valuation

Topic 7: Capital Investment Decisions I

Topic 8: Capital Investment Decisions II

Topic 9: Financing

Topic 10: Capital Structure Policy

Topic 11: Distribution Policy

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Explain how businesses make financial decisions and the nature of the broader financial environment in which they operateIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2Calculate and interpret measures of risk and return, explain the risk-return trade-off and discuss the concept of diversificationIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to aid in financial management decision-makingIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4Analyse and appraise capital investmentsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5Compare and evaluate alternative financing sources, capital structures and dividend policies.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explain how businesses make financial decisions and the nature of the broader financial environment in which they operate
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Calculate and interpret measures of risk and return, explain the risk-return trade-off and discuss the concept of diversification
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to aid in financial management decision-making
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Analyse and appraise capital investments
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Compare and evaluate alternative financing sources, capital structures and dividend policies.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Purchase eBook from the Wiley Direct online store (which can be accessed by copying and pasting the following link into your browser: http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/business-finance-1st-edition/): Parrino, R, Kidwell, DS, Au Yong, HH, Dempsey, M, Morkel-Kingsbury, N, Ekanayake, S, James, J & Murray, J, 2016, Business Finance, 1st edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD.

  • Purchase eBook from the Wiley Direct online store (which can be accessed by copying and pasting the following link into your browser: http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/business-finance-1st-edition/): Parrino, R, Kidwell, DS, Au Yong, HH, Dempsey, M, Morkel-Kingsbury, N, Ekanayake, S, James, J & Murray, J, 2016, Business Finance, 1st edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Analysis and memo30%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Analysis and memo30%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Analysis and memo30%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Analysis and memo30%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Analysis and memo30%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Analysis and memo30%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Quiz10%
Analysis and memo30%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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