Undergraduate | USA-BANK2010 | 2024
Bring your Excel skills to this course on investing. You’ll look into topics including shares, interest rates, and more. Learn to evaluate investment decisions and expand your financial planning toolkit.
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- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Enrol by
- 24 Mar 2024
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 10 weeks
- Start dates
- 1 Apr 2024,
- 16 Sept 2024
About this subject
By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain models for valuing debt and equity instruments and their limitations.
- Appraise methods for evaluating investment decisions.
- Evaluate the rationale for using various forms of funding and their implications for the value of the firm.
- Appraise the conflicting requirements of investment, retention of profits and returns to owners in an international context.
- The Role of Financial Management and the Taxation Environment
- Time Value of Money and Interest Rate Principles
- Multiple Cash Flows and Valuation Principles
- Risk and Rates of Return
- Valuation of Bonds and Shares
- Cost of Capital
- Capital Budgeting – Investment Criteria (NPV and other investment criteria)
- Capital Budgeting – Project Cash Flows
- Risk in Capital Budgeting
Develop the skills required to make sound investment and financing decisions – either for yourself or for a business. You’ll cover topics such as bonds and shares, capital budgeting, cash flow and valuation, and interest rate principles. Although a significant component of the course involves working with numbers, you do not need a high level of mathematics and statistics skills. However, you are expected to be proficient with Microsoft Excel.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Financial Planning degree. When studying this course as a "single subject", prior knowledge from ACCT 1011, MATH 1075 or equivalent will support your success.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
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- Assignment (45%)
- Examination (55%)
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