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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

ACC00716 - Finance AND 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, 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.

Unit content

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

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.

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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.
2 Perform a financial analysis of a firm.
3 Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to analyse finance problems and opportunities.
4 Explain the risk-return trade-off and diversification.
5 Evaluate capital investments using appropriate capital budgeting techniques.
6 Compare and appraise alternative financing sources, capital structures and distribution policies.

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

  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.
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  2. Perform a financial analysis of a firm.
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    • GA4:
  3. Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to analyse finance problems and opportunities.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. Explain the risk-return trade-off and diversification.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. Evaluate capital investments using appropriate capital budgeting techniques.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. Compare and appraise alternative financing sources, capital structures and distribution policies.
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    • GA4: