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. Topics covered include the time value of money, the risk and return trade-off, capital budgeting, financing alternatives, capital structure and distribution policy.
Topic 1: Introduction to finance and financial analysis
Topic 2: Time value of money, bonds and interest rates
Topic 3: Risk and return
Topic 4: Capital budgeting
Topic 5: Capital structure and financing
Topic 6: Distribution policy
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate an understanding of business financial decisions, their impacts on value, and the nature of the broader financial and regulatory environment in which these decisions are made.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Perform a financial analysis of a firm.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to analyse finance problems and opportunities.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Explain the risk-return trade-off and diversification.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Evaluate capital investments using appropriate capital budgeting techniques.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Compare and appraise alternative financing sources, capital structures and distribution policies.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Study Period 5
- Brigham, EF & Ehrhardt, MC, 2014, VitalSource eBook CP0944 - ACC00716 Finance, 1st edn, Cengage. ISBN: 9780170275705.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
|Business case studies||25%|
|Business case studies||35%|
|Exam: closed book||40%|
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