Financial Principles and Analysis - 2017

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Unit summary

MT515

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment - Individual assignment (20%) , Invigilated Exam (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 3,375.00
International 3,625.00

This unit covers the monetary decisions that businesses make and the financial tools and analyses used to make these decisions.

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

  1. describe the basic building blocks of finance
  2. apply financial tools to value real and financial assets
  3. analyse and communicate how company values can be enhanced and destroyed via financial decision making
  4. create financial solutions to solve financial problems
  5. evaluate and apply the concepts of risk management.
  • Assignment — Individual assignment (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Invigilated Mid Term Exam (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Finance overview
2Time value of money
3Interest rates
4Valuations - bonds. Valuations - stocks
5Return, risk, diversification and CAPM
6Capital budgeting decision criteria
7Cashflows and capital budgeting
8Cost of capital
9Capital structure
10Derivatives
11Risk management

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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