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.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit introduces the principles of financial management, strategy and risk management. The unit addresses the following fundamental areas: Development, evaluation and management of strategy, risk management, introduction to corporate finance and financial management; an introduction to working with financial statements; the principles of time value of money and valuation of future cash flows; interest rates and bond valuations, share valuations, net present value and investment criteria; an introduction to capital budgeting principles and its relationship with the future cash flow valuation.
The learning objectives associated with this unit are to:
- explain the purpose of financial management and corporate finance
- apply analysis techniques to financial information and interpret the results
- explain and apply the principles of time value of money to rank investment projects and value stocks and bonds
- explain and apply, at an introductory level, valuation techniques relating to equity instruments
- explain and apply techniques in capital investment decisions
- identify aspects broader than only financial aspects (such as environmental, social, economic and governance) in decision making
- apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to activities dealing with corporate finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFS2780.
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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