BFC5925 - Financial management theory - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Ying Xia (First semester)
Dr Emma Zhang (Second semester)

Coordinator(s)

Dr Ying Xia (First semester)
Dr Emma Zhang (Second semester)

Unit guides

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course B5001, B6001, B6004, B6005 or B6015.

Synopsis

Topics include review of foundations of finance; financial mathematics and pricing of financial instruments; valuation and the management of long term investment and financial leverage; and theory of capital structure and dividend policy.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the foundations of finance and be able to apply pricing models to the valuation of equity and debt instruments in global markets
  2. evaluate investment proposals using capital budgeting techniques
  3. formulate capital structure and dividend policies consistent with entities' objectives
  4. develop capabilities to work effectively in a group and/or demonstrate effective individual research skills to produce professional quality business documents to solve problems related to current issues in financial management
  5. demonstrate in individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by this unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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