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ACC00716 - Finance (2018)

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Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast Session 1 Session 1
Melbourne Session 1 Session 1
Online Session 1 Session 1
Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini N/A Session 1
Perth N/A Session 1
Sydney N/A Session 1

Unit aim

Introduces key concepts, principles, tools, contemporary issues and context of finance and financial management in order to prepare students for participation in making investment and financing decisions. Topics covered include the time value of money, the risk and return trade-off, capital budgeting, working capital management and financing alternatives.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to finance and its context

Topic 2: Analysing financial statements

Topic 3: Time value of money

Topic 4: Bonds and interest rates

Topic 5: Risk and return basics

Topic 6: Capital budgeting decisions

Topic 7: Capital budgeting cash flow estimation and risk

Topic 8: Working capital management

Topic 9: Capital structure and financing

Topic 10: 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 Demonstrate an understanding of how businesses make financial decisions and the nature of the broader financial and regulatory environment in which they operate.
2 Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to analyse finance problems and opportunities.
3 Explain the risk-return trade-off and diversification.
4 Evaluate capital investments using appropriate capital budgeting techniques.
5 Appraise a business's working capital management.
6 Compare and appraise alternative financing sources, capital structures and distribution policies.

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how businesses make financial decisions and the nature of the broader financial and regulatory environment in which they operate.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Apply the techniques of financial mathematics to analyse finance problems and opportunities.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Explain the risk-return trade-off and diversification.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Evaluate capital investments using appropriate capital budgeting techniques.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. Appraise a business's working capital management.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. Compare and appraise alternative financing sources, capital structures and distribution policies.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Business case studies 20%
Business case studies 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Business case studies 20%
Business case studies 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Business case studies 20%
Business case studies 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning N/A (N/A)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Business case studies 20%
Business case studies 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Business case studies 20%
Business case studies 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz 10%
Business case studies 20%
Business case studies 30%
Exam: closed book 40%

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

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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

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.