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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

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 toolkit by undertaking practical problems and case studies.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to finance and 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.

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
1Identify business financial decisions, their impacts on value, and the nature of the broader financial and regulatory environment in which these decisions are made.Knowledge of a discipline
2Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to analyse finance problems and opportunities. Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3Measure risk and return, and explain the risk-return trade-off and diversification.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4Evaluate capital investments using appropriate capital budgeting techniques.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5Compare and appraise alternative financing sources, capital structures and distribution policies.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. Identify business financial decisions, their impacts on value, and the nature of the broader financial and regulatory environment in which these decisions are made.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to analyse finance problems and opportunities.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Measure risk and return, and explain the risk-return trade-off and diversification.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Evaluate capital investments using appropriate capital budgeting techniques.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. Compare and appraise alternative financing sources, capital structures and distribution policies.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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