Financial Management and Analysis I

Subject 333-665 (2009)

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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours per semester (Semester 1, Semester 2).
Total Time Commitment: Not available

333-661 Principles of Finance. This subject is only available to those students that would satisfy the entry criteria for the Master of Applied Finance .

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: This is a capstone subject designed for students without an accounting background. The subject is about the use of financial information to make investment decisions. It first provides an overview of accounting and financial reporting from a user perspective. It further examines the elements of financial statements and their relevance in valuation. The core emphasis of the subject is to develop and apply technologies for valuing firms and for planning within the firm using financial statement analysis. This subject also covers selected case studies describing actual business situations faced by financial managers, which requires analysis and decision-making.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Interpret basic financial statements and explain how they link together;
  • Analyse assets, liabilities, revenue, expenses and shareholders equities reported on financial statements;
  • Explain how fundamental values (or 'intrinsic values') are estimated;
  • Apply current technologies to value firms using financial information;
  • Explain business activities that determine value, and identify 'value created for shareholders';
  • Explain the relevance of cash-flows, dividends, earnings and book values to the determination of share prices;
  • Explain and apply ratio analysis in valuation;
  • Synthesise, evaluate and compare the dividend discount model, discounted cash flow model and residual income model in valuing equities.
Assessment: One 3-hour examinations (70%), assignments totalling not more than 3000 words (30%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation & analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources
Notes: Credit cannot be granted for both this subject and 333-666 Financial Management and Analysis II.
Related Course(s): Master of Applied Finance

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