Financial Management

Subject 760-523 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - 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: Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 7 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
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:


Mr Maxwell Warburton


Kate MacNeill

Subject Overview: A study of financial management including related supervisory, planning, reporting, and management responsibilities within the not-for-profit context of arts management. Students will acquire a knowledge of reserves, risk versus return, financial reporting, the setting up of a chart of accounts, payroll accounting and budgeting, identifying and putting into place performance indicators, the development of detailed company budgets and analysis, grant management, sponsorship, and the application of systems design and control. Note on special skills: Students will be expected to develop skills at an advanced level for computer-based financial management programs.
  • develop skills at an advanced level for computer-based financial management programs.
Assessment: An analytical assignment equivalent to 3000 words 60% (continuous throughout the semester); and an exam equivalent to 2000 words 40% (due at end of semester). Students must pass both assessment tasks to satisfactorily pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: Students will be provided with sets of exercises and financial management documents in each class.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate advanced analytical thinking;
  • demonstrate advanced calculation and prediction of risk and its management;
  • show advanced attention to detail;
  • demonstrate development in advanced computer skills.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts Management
Master of Cinema Management

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