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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Anti-requisites

N/A

Unit aim

Covers concepts, principles and tools of business finance and business financial management. It develops students’ knowledge and skills in analysing, evaluating and making business decisions related to capital investment appraisal, financing alternatives, capital structure and dividend policies. The unit also provides an overview of the business’s financial environment, risk and return trade-offs and time value of money applications.

Unit content

Module 1: Finance for Business – An Introduction

Module 2: The Time Value of Money

Module 3: Capital Investment Decisions I

Module 4: Capital Investment Decisions II

Module 5: Financing and Capital Structure Policy

Module 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 explain how businesses make financial decisions and the nature of the broader financial environment in which they operate
2 apply the techniques of financial mathematics to aid in financial management decision-making
3 analyse and appraise capital investments
4 compare and evaluate alternative financing sources, capital structures and dividend policies.

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

  1. explain how businesses make financial decisions and the nature of the broader financial environment in which they operate
  2. apply the techniques of financial mathematics to aid in financial management decision-making
  3. analyse and appraise capital investments
  4. compare and evaluate alternative financing sources, capital structures and dividend policies.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Parrino, R, Au Yong, H H, Morkel-Kingsbury, N, James, J, Mazzola, P, Murray, J, Smales, L and Wei, X, 2020, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 4th edn, John Wiley & Son Inc., Milton, QLD. ISBN: 978-0-730-38249-2.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.