Introduction to Business and Finance

Subject 208-276 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures and 24 hours of tutorials and practicals
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Nil
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison Unit (8344 7068 or
Subject Overview:

Introduction to business and finance is designed to provide non-accounting specialists with the skills to make effective financial decisions and plans. It aims to develop the tools necessary for strategic business and personal decision making and planning. The unit develops basic skills in recording financial transactions, measuring profit, net cash flows, budgeting, evaluation and analysis of strategies as well as an understanding of the legal framework of businesses and taxation.

Topics include: business structures; control, recording and reporting systems; accounting basics and preparation of financial statements; cash flow statements and budgeting; capital budgeting and planning methods; sources of business finance; taxation.

Assessment: A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (50%), a mid-semester written test (25%) and a written assignment (25%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

  • Agribusiness: Financial Management (W Obst, et al.), The Federation Press, 1999
Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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