Financial & Performance Management

Subject 360-706 (2009)

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Intensive Mode
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview: This subject provides the financial analysis and other methods that managers need, in order to lead organisations, monitor and control operations and allocate resources. It also provides an understanding of specific non-financial measures and metrics associated with long-term sustainability and business success.
Assessment: Assessment : One-hour test (20%), Assignments of not more than 1500 words (30%) and Field project investigation report of 3000 words (50%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • Be able to interpret financial measures and ratios as performance metrics
  • Be able to develop and use a variety of financial measures for managerial control purposes
  • Be familiar with accounting terms and language, and key issues associated with the financial management of organisations
  • Be able to develop and interpret key financial indicators of performance and associate these with a firm's business strategies and operating and orientation
  • Be able to manage financial performance factors within organisations in a variety of sectors of an economy
  • Understand a number of non-financial performance management systems and methods, such as balanced scorecard methods and sustainable development methods and measures.
  • Know the strategic success factors associated with the longer term performance of business organisations
Related Course(s): Master of Enterprise (Executive)

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