This course is designed to introduce and provide a basic knowledge of financial management decision making. It is structured to provide students of varying backgrounds with some insight for the necessity to consider the financial implications of management decisions. As such, it steers a middle course between a rigorous, formal discussion and derivation of major results from finance theory and a purely intuitive and descriptive treatment. Sound financial management is crucial to a firm's solvency and long term profitability. Therefore coverage of the course includes financial decisions, the concept of risk, asset pricing models (CAPM and APT), investment evaluation techniques, options and other derivatives, capital markets, dividend policy, taxation, acquisitions and treasury risk management.
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500 Level (Advanced)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...
|Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
|Use critical thinking to identify, analyse and solve problems in diverse areas of business finance.
|Creative and critical thinker
|Understand and interpret commerce-related knowledge and information.
|Apply Business Finance theory and tools to regional, national and/or global business situations and decision making.
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Enrolled in any PGRD Program
BUS704 or EMB763 or MBA713
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).
From week 2 onwards, formative feedback will be provided in the form of answers to tutorial exercises.
|Individual or Group
|What is the duration / length?
|When should I submit?
|Where should I submit it?
|Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
|Examination - Centrally Scheduled
|All - Assessment Task 1:Multiple choice test
This test will cover and ensure that you can demonstrate understanding of the fundamental ideas of business finance relevant to Weeks 1 - 3 of the Course Schedule.
This is an individual assessment. A multiple-choice test comprising thirty (30) questions that cover topics from Weeks 1 - 3 inclusive.Will be conducted in the lecture in Week 5.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Project evaluation
This task requires you to problem-solve, analyse and synthesise relevant finance theory and method through an evaluation of a project-investment opportunity.
This is an individual assessment. A written report pertaining to the critical analysis of a business case study This task is being used for measuring assurance of learning towards Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. The following Program Learning objective will be assessed: Program Learning Objective 1.1 - Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a business context. Further details are provided in the assessment area in Blackboard
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final examination
This task requires you to problem-solve, analyse and synthesise finance theory and method by answering specific finance problems within a time-limit.
|Examination - Centrally Scheduled
This is an individual assessment.The final exam will be made up of short answer questions and will cover major aspects of lectures, tutorials and readings completed throughout the semester. You will have two (2) hours for the exam, which will be scheduled during the university examination period.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Ross, S.A., Trayler, R., Van de Venter, G., Bird R., Westerfield R. and Jordan, B. D.
|Essentials of Corporate Finance
|McGraw-Hill Education Australia, North Ryde
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