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Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

  • CLO1: Demonstrate a broad, critical and practical understanding of financial decision making theories and practices in the real world
  • CLO2: Identify valuation models and use them for equity, debt instruments and the firm as a whole
  • CLO3: Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the most commonly used methods of investment evaluation
  • CLO4: Differentiate between the various costs of capital and calculate these costs
  • CLO5: Recognise the significance of capital structure and examine its importance in decision making
  • CLO6: Recognise the impact of dividend policy as it applies to firms
  • CLO7: Understand the importance of working capital management.
  • Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam - Linked CLOs: 1 - 7 (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Mid-Session Test - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 6 (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 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.

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