Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Corporate Finance
    • Time value of money and discounted cash flow valuation
    • Valuation of Financial Instruments, Bonds and Equity
    • Project evaluation
    • Capital investment decisions
    • Risk and Return
    • Cost of Capital and Capital Budgeting
    • Efficient Capital Markets and Long Term Financing
    • Capital Structure
    • Dividends and Other Payments
    • Derivatives and Hedging Risk
    • Course Revision
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media
      • Wikis
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

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

  1. synthesise and apply contemporary financial knowledge in order to develop investment and financing options that create value for stakeholders
  2. apply analytical techniques for making financial investment decisions
  3. communicate, interpret and disseminate financial information and calculated results and their implication with others
  4. apply and integrate professional theory and practice in authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) context, professional contexts, and industry settings.
  • Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Weekly Quizzes (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Weekly Discussion Forum (25%)

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

Entry Requirements

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is designed as an introduction to financial management for those who will be involved in making decisions that will impact on firm value. The aim is to introduce future managers to core financial concepts including, time value of money, asset valuation, risk/return and diversification, efficient markets, and optimal capital structure. Knowledge of these finance concepts is fundamental for global managers when acquiring capital and making investment recommendations.

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