Managerial Finance - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 12 weeks
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  • Availability for 2017: Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assessment (25%) , Invigilated Exam - Closed Book (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 4,200.00
International 4,450.00

This unit is designed as an introduction to financial management for those who will be involved in making decisions that will impact on firm value. The aim is to introduce future managers to core financial concepts including, time value of money, asset valuation, risk/return and diversification, efficient markets, and optimal capital structure. Knowledge of these finance concepts is fundamental for global managers when acquiring capital and making investment recommendations.

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. synthesise and apply contemporary financial knowledge in order to develop investment and financing options that create value for stakeholders
  2. apply analytical techniques for making financial investment decisions
  3. communicate, interpret and disseminate financial information and calculated results and their implication with others
  4. apply and integrate professional theory and practice in authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) context, professional contexts, and industry settings.
  • Assessment (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Closed Book (50%)
  • Quizzes (25%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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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
2Time value of money and discounted cash flow valuation
3Valuation of Financial Instruments, Bonds and Equity
4Project evaluation
5Capital investment decisions
6Risk and Return
7Cost of Capital and Capital Budgeting
8Efficient Capital Markets and Long Term Financing
9Capital Structure
10Dividends and Other Payments
11Derivatives and Hedging Risk
12Course Revision

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Corporate Finance

    By:Ross et al

    ISBN: 9780077861759


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