Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will:

  1. distinguish and apply time value of money concepts to solve financial problems
  2. evaluate and apply the diverse financial models to value real and financial assets
  3. synthesise the competing theories in capital structure policy, and evaluate the different models of cost of capital estimation
  4. evaluate and apply the concepts of risk management.
    • Introduce basic concepts and principles to financial processes, products and institutions
    • Introduce finance theory as it applies to financial processes, products and institutions
    • Develop a foundation in finance for students specialising in related fields
    • Present a set of financial tools that facilitate financial analysis and decision making
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links


You will need some maths skills, an understanding of quantitative techniques and/or algebra. You may use a standard or financial calculator.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as BAN23 Introductory Finance.

This subject develops the rationale and techniques of corporate financial management built from the fundamentals of financial mathematics, interest rates, project and asset valuation, portfolio theory, asset pricing theory, capital structure theory, and risk management.

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  • Mid-study period test (30%)
  • Assignment (20%)
  • Final Invigilated Examination (50%)

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