Marketing Financial Analysis and Control

Subject FNCE90035 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This intensive subject is taught over 18 hours
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 60 hours per semester


FNCE90019 Principles of Finance. This subject is only available to those students who would satisfy the entry criteria for the Master of Applied Finance, who have already completed 100 points in the Master of Finance or who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Finance.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2014


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Overview of marketing financial analysis management issues; product management – profitability, pricing strategies, new product development; controlling costs; estimating revenue; customer analysis – profitability, value analysis process re-engineering; financial accountability of sales – advertising and market research functions; and competitor analysis.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Apply shareholder value analysis to the assessment of marketing strategies;
  • Apply rigorous financial analytical techniques to the marketing function and understanding the financial value of customers;
  • Identify deficiencies in business planning for the marketing function.
  • 30-minute group presentation, due in the last two weeks of teaching period (35%);
  • 1500 word assignment or equivalent, due in the last two weeks of the teaching period (15%);
  • One 2-hour final examination (50%)

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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
Related Course(s): Master of Applied Finance
Master of Finance

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