Financial Management - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessment (25%) , Assessments (25%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 4,320.00
International 4,570.00

Financial managers face three types of key decisions: what investments should be made, how investments should be financed and what dividend policy should a firm take. This unit will develop a framework for analysing a firm’s investment, financing and dividend policy decisions, providing concepts and analytical tools that are based on the fundamental principles of modern financial theory.

You will examine financial markets and the key financial tools used in managing organisations. You will investigate financial mathematic techniques, the valuation of debt and equity securities, corporate capital budgeting, risk and diversification, efficient market hypothesis, weighted average cost of capital, capital structure theory and dividend policy

Upon successful completion of the unit you will be able to:

  1. apply design thinking to investment and financing problems in order to develop appropriate solutions
  2. apply research principles and methods to design innovative options and solutions for, and make reasoned judgments about, problems and issues in contemporary business practice
  3. select, communicate and advocate desirable solutions that will address investment and financing problems
  4. synthesis and apply a contemporary business finance knowledge, accepting the importance of ongoing continuous learning.
  • Assessment (25%)
  • Assessments (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Closed Book (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • OMBA220 — Finance and Accounting for Business Decisions

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • 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.

1Introduction to Corporate Finance and TVM
2Time Value of Money & Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
3Valuation of Bonds & Stocks
4Workshop TVM
5Project Evaluation
6Capital Investment Decisions
7Risk & Return
8Cost of Capital & Capital Budgeting
9Efficient Capital Markets and Long Term financing/
10Capital Structure
11Dividends & Other Payments
12Course revision

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

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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