BFB1001 - Foundations of finance - 2019

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.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Simon Yap


Dr Abey Gunasekarage

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


BFF1001, BFW1001.


As a foundation, this unit introduces students to the concepts of finance, financial mathematics, investment analysis, the financial system, risk management and the relationship of finances to other commercial disciplines.


At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an introductory understanding to the concepts of finance in preparation for additional study in the discipline
  2. describe the foundation concepts of finance
  3. relate the concepts of finance to other commercial disciplines.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

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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