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Fundamentals of Finance

Undergraduate | LTU-FIN1FOF | 2024

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024

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Fundamentals of Finance

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Apply the concept of the time value of money to the valuation of annuities, perpetuities, bonds and equity securities.
    2. Compare the sources of finance available to a business and estimate the cost of capital, cash flows and financial viability of different investment projects.
    3. Apply statistical techniques, the capital asset pricing model and modern portfolio theory to analyse and compare the risk-return characteristics of investment portfolios.
    4. Describe the current financial environment and define a study plan and potential career path.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed FIN2FIN (Finance) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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