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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1explain how businesses make financial decisions and the nature of the broader financial environment in which they operate
2apply the techniques of financial mathematics to aid in financial management decision-making
3analyse and appraise capital investments
4compare and evaluate alternative financing sources, capital structures and dividend policies.

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
  2. apply the techniques of financial mathematics to aid in financial management decision-making
  3. analyse and appraise capital investments
  4. compare and evaluate alternative financing sources, capital structures and dividend policies.

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

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