Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
    • Finance overview
    • Time value of money
    • Interest rates
    • Valuations - bonds. Valuations - stocks
    • Return, risk, diversification and CAPM
    • Capital budgeting decision criteria
    • Cashflows and capital budgeting
    • Cost of capital
    • Capital structure
    • Derivatives
    • Risk management
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

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

  • CUR-TAX-MAS-2018
  • CUR-TAX-GDI-2018
  • CUR-TAX-GCE-2018
  • CUR-FIA-GCE-2018
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2018

Special requirements

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    Additional materials

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

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Final Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Individual assignment (20%)
  • Mid-study period test (30%)

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