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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

FIN00706 Financial Management in Business

Unit aim

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

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to finance and its context

Topic 2: Time value of money I

Topic 3: Time value of money II

Topic 4: Bonds and interest rates

Topic 5: Risk and return

Topic 6: Capital budgeting decisions

Topic 7: Capital budgeting cash flow estimation

Topic 8: Capital budgeting and risk

Topic 9: Capital structure and financing

Topic 10: Payout 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.

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: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Identify business financial decisions, their impact on value, and 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 payout policies. Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. Identify business financial decisions, their impact on value, and 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 payout policies.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • 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.