Not offered in 2019
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.
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
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||Identify 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|
|2||Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to analyse finance problems and opportunities.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Measure risk and return, and explain the risk-return trade-off and diversification.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Evaluate capital investments using appropriate capital budgeting techniques.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Compare and appraise alternative financing sources, capital structures and distribution policies.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.