Strategic Finance for Managers - 2017

Unit summary


  • 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 2017: SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment - or Report (20-30%) , Project - Case based (30-40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,233.00
International 3,483.00

This unit aims to develop student understanding of financial management issues currently being faced by organisations domestically and internationally. It will focus on the ever- changing dynamics of the finance world and consider potential solutions to problems that they face. In general terms, the aim of the unit is to encourage students to question current financial management practices being undertaken by organisations.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
  1. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of financial management processes and practices and evaluate their effectiveness and use, using critical thinking.
  2. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the current issues facing businesses in their aim of achieving sound financial management.
  3. Apply strategic finance fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of various models using strategic finance methodologies in a range of contexts.
  4. Apply problem solving and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions using the design and valuation of complex financial securities, with intellectual independence.
  • Assignment — or Report (20-30%)
  • Project — Case based (30-40%)
  • Report — Group (40-50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Goals, wealth and the changing face of finance
2Valuations and investment analysis
3Mergers, acquisitions and strategic restructuring
4Capital structure and dividend policy
5Risk and risk management

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