Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media

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.
  • Assignment 1 - Final Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Individual assignment (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Mid-study period test (30%)

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 subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

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

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