Financial Management for Agribusiness

Subject 208-722 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

September, - 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: This subject is taught using multimedia teaching techniques and is based around business case studies.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Students must be able to perform word processing, use Excel spreadsheets, and have a reasonable understanding of the Internet and the University's Learning Management System.


Mr Peter Francis Mcsweeney
Subject Overview:

Sound business decision-making in circumstances of incomplete information, risk and uncertainty, requires sound knowledge of the underlying financial situation of a firm. This subject is about understanding the key concepts of financial management relevant to analysing situations, evaluating alternative actions, implementing actions and exercising control. Interpreting financial information and budgeting for decision-making under conditions of incomplete knowledge, risk and uncertainty are central emphases of the subject.


Group Management Report, 3000 words (40%), Individual Assignments, 1500 words (20%), Take Home Exam (20%), Online Discussion Participation (20%).

Prescribed Texts: Gitman L.J., Juchau R. and Flanagan J. (2007) Principles of Managerial Finance. (5th edition), Addison Wesley, Melbourne
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

It is expected students will develop:

  • Awareness of, and ability to, utilise appropriate communication technology and methods for the storage, management and analysis of data
  • Highly developed computer-based skills to allow for effective on-line learning and communication
  • Ability to collaborate, exchange ideas and debate across on-line learning platforms
  • Ability to plan work, use time effectively and manage small projects.
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness
Graduate Certificate in Wine Technology and Viticulture
Graduate Diploma in Wine Technology and Viticulture
Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)
Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture

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