Financial Decision Making
Zero in on the key investment, financing and dividend decisions that managers make. Note the advantages and disadvantages of the sector’s most popular investment evaluation methods. Learn from real case studies about businesses’ financial decisions.
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- 16 Nov 2020
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On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:
- CLO1: Appraise financial decision-making theories and practices and apply them to real world financing decisions
- CLO2: Identify appropriate models to value equity, debt, capital and the firm as a whole.
- CLO3: Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the most commonly used methods to evaluate investment strategy.
- CLO4: Differentiate between the various costs of capital and calculate these costs.
- CLO5: Assess the significance of capital structure and examine its importance in decision making.
- CLO6: Identify the impact of dividend policy (as it applies to firms) and prescribe ways to overcome shareholders’ diverse requirements.
- CLO7: Describe the importance of liquidity management in the context of the risk return trade-off together with operational strategies.
- Introduction and overview of financial Management
- Valuation of Financial Assets & Time Value of Money
- Risk & Return - Capital Market Theory
- Debt and Share Valuation
- Capital Budgeting
- Cost of capital
- Capital structure policy
- Dividend policy
- Working capital management
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject provides you with the key knowledge and skills required for financial management linking together strategic decision making concepts with day-to-day management decisions. The subject adopts a practical approach using examples taken from Australian companies as well as large international companies. It equips you with techniques and skills that enable you to objectively analyse and evaluate alternatives from a solid theoretical base.
This subject embraces the three key decisions confronting business: The Investment Decision, The Financing Decision and The Working Capital Decision.
- Invigilated Exam - Linked CLOs: 1 - 7 (50%)
- Mid-Session Test - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3 (20%)
- Assignment - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 6 (30%)
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