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ACC00152 - Business Finance (2018)

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour Session 1 Session 1
Gold Coast Session 1 Session 1
Lismore Session 1 Session 1
Melbourne N/A Session 1
Online Session 1, 3 Session 1
Papua New Guinea - IBS Enga N/A Session 1, 3
Papua New Guinea - IBS Port Moresby N/A Session 1, 3
Sydney N/A Session 1

Unit aim

Covers concepts, principles and tools of business finance and business financial management. It develops students’ knowledge and skills in analysing, evaluating and making business decisions related to capital investment appraisal, financing alternatives, capital structure and dividend policies. The unit also provides an overview of the business’s financial environment, risk and return trade-offs and time value of money applications.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction to Business Finance

Topic 2 Time Value of Money: Single Cash Flow

Topic 3 Time Value of Money: Multiple Cash Flows

Topic 4 Risk and Return

Topic 5 Bond Valuation and Interest Rates

Topic 6 Share Valuation

Topic 7 Capital Investment Decisions I

Topic 8 Capital Investment Decisions II

Topic 9 Financing

Topic 10 Capital Structure Policy

Topic 11 Distribution Policy

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Explain how businesses make financial decisions and the nature of the broader financial environment in which they operate
2 Calculate and interpret measures of risk and return, explain the risk-return trade-off and discuss the concept of diversification
3 Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to aid in financial management decision making
4 Analyse and appraise capital investments
5 Compare and evaluate alternative financing sources, capital structures and dividend policies

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explain how businesses make financial decisions and the nature of the broader financial environment in which they operate
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Calculate and interpret measures of risk and return, explain the risk-return trade-off and discuss the concept of diversification
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to aid in financial management decision making
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Analyse and appraise capital investments
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Compare and evaluate alternative financing sources, capital structures and dividend policies
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Quiz 10%
Analysis and memo 30%
Exam: closed book 50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Quiz 10%
Analysis and memo 30%
Exam: closed book 50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Quiz 10%
Analysis and memo 30%
Exam: closed book 50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Quiz 10%
Analysis and memo 30%
Exam: closed book 50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Quiz 10%
Analysis and memo 30%
Exam: closed book 50%

Papua New Guinea - IBS Enga

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Quiz 10%
Analysis and memo 30%
Exam: closed book 50%

Papua New Guinea - IBS Port Moresby

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Quiz 10%
Analysis and memo 30%
Exam: closed book 50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Quiz 10%
Analysis and memo 30%
Exam: closed book 50%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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