Financial Management - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Invigilated Exam - (60-70%) , LabAssignment - Excel (5-15%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

The aim of this unit is to enable students to focus on the goals and functions of corporate financial management. It is designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of the scope and nature of the finance function and its role within corporate management.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the fundamentals of corporate finance stemming from underlying theoretical principles and the application of those principles in a range of practices
  2. Generate creative solutions to finance problems that are fit for purpose and be cognisant of the qualitative impact of business decisions
  3. Communicate a range of arguments in the corporate finance discipline appropriate to the audience, through a variety of communication media
  4. Develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners within corporate finance
  • Invigilated Exam — (60-70%)
  • LabAssignment — Excel (5-15%)
  • Mid-study period test — (25-35%)
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:

  • FIN208 — Corporate Finance

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1An introduction to corporate financial management
2The time value of money
3Valuing shares and bonds
4Capital budgeting, NPV, making capital investment decisions
5Risk and return, capital asset pricing model
6Weighted average cost of capital
7Financial leverage and capital structure policy

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 6th ed

    By:Stephen Ross & Mark Christense

    ISBN: 9780071013192


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