Unit aim

Introduces key concepts, principles, tools, contemporary issues and context of finance and financial management in order to prepare students for participation in making investment and financing decisions. Topics covered include the time value of money, the risk and return trade-off, capital budgeting, working capital management and financing alternatives.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to finance and its context

Topic 2: Analysing financial statements

Topic 3: Time value of money

Topic 4: Bonds and interest rates

Topic 5: Risk and return basics

Topic 6: Capital budgeting decisions

Topic 7: Capital budgeting cash flow estimation and risk

Topic 8: Working capital management

Topic 9: Capital structure and financing

Topic 10: 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Brigham, EF & Ehrhardt, MC, 2014, VitalSource eBook CP0944 - ACC00716 Finance, 1st edn, Cengage. ISBN: 9780170348768.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Business case studies25%
Business case studies35%
Exam: closed book40%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Business case studies25%
Business case studies35%
Exam: closed book40%

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (N/A)
Assessment
Business case studies25%
Business case studies35%
Exam: closed book40%

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (N/A)
Assessment
Business case studies25%
Business case studies35%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Business case studies25%
Business case studies35%
Exam: closed book40%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (N/A)
Assessment
Business case studies25%
Business case studies35%
Exam: closed book40%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (N/A)
Assessment
Business case studies25%
Business case studies35%
Exam: closed book40%

Sydney

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Business case studies25%
Business case studies35%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

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