6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
This unit explores the roles, responsibilities and organisation of the treasury and credit control functions in non-financial firms, best practices and approaches to managing such functions, the performance measurement thereof, and the finance principles applying to corporate treasury and credit management.
Areas covered include the theory and practice of financial risk management, cash and liquidity management for non-financial institutions, capital markets and funding, formulation of credit extension policy, credit evaluation, monitoring and control, debt collections, behavioural finance aspects of combating late payment of receivables, debts recovery, and using internet technology and tapping into the capital markets, credit rating agencies and other market intelligence, to make informed cash and credit management decisions in today's borderless, fast-paced and challenging business environment.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- define and describe the scope of corporate treasury and credit management and how effective cash and credit management can support and add-value to the corporation
- understand the roles and responsibilities of the corporate treasurer and the credit controller and identify approaches to managing a corporate treasury and credit control department within the organisation and within the department itself
- apply financial knowledge and skills to identify and implement appropriate strategies to manage key corporate treasury and credit risks
- develop financial and behavioural skills in the implementation and application of efficient cash and cash flow management, credit control strategies to optimise the cash flow of the businesses
- apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with corporate treasury and credit management and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in BFW3652.
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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