SCU OnlineStudy Period 4Study Period 4

Unit description

Introduces key concepts, principles, tools, contemporary issues and context of finance and financial management in order to prepare students for participation in making investment, financing and dividend decisions. Students will develop their financial management toolkit by undertaking practical problems and case studies.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to finance and the time value of money (TVM)

Topic 2: Applying TVM: valuation and interest rates

Topic 3: Risk and return

Topic 4: Capital investment analysis: decision criteria and cash flow estimation

Topic 5: Capital investment analysis: risk and the cost of capital

Topic 6: Capital structure and payout policies

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

Study Period 4

  • Purchase the print or eBook version of the following textbook: Graham, JR, Smart, SB, Adam, C & Gunasingham, B, 2017, Introduction to Corporate Finance, 2nd Asia-Pacific Edition, Cengage, South Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 9780170364331.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Case study30%
Case study50%

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


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees


Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.