Financial Management

Subject BUSA90093 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 19-Jan-2015 to 26-Mar-2015
Assessment Period End 03-Apr-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Jan-2015
Census Date 06-Feb-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-Mar-2015

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 29-Jun-2015
Teaching Period 06-Jul-2015 to 10-Sep-2015
Assessment Period End 18-Sep-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 30-Jun-2015
Census Date 17-Jul-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 21-Aug-2015

September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 21-Sep-2015
Teaching Period 28-Sep-2015 to 03-Dec-2015
Assessment Period End 11-Dec-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 22-Sep-2015
Census Date 09-Oct-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 13-Nov-2015

This subject has a quota of 80 students. Students will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. However if any student is approaching their completion date, they will get priority in enrolment.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
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:


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Subject Overview:

This is an introductory course of valuation and financial management. The course is designed for all MBA students with career interests in managing any organizations where cash flows matter. It is based on the principle that firms should be managed to increase the wealth of their shareholders, subject to the fulfilment of their contractual and legal obligations to other stakeholders. To this purpose, this subject will focus on the valuation of financial assets and selection of investment projects. It provides a good foundation for those who want to specialize in finance and choose many finance electives we offer in later terms. Furthermore, students will find that the principles learned here can be readily applied to their own personal financial planning and investments.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Apply a variety approaches to identify profitable investment projects
  • Value financial assets (such as stocks and bonds)
  • Build portfolios of financial assets based on the optimal balance of risk and return
  • Estimate cost of capital of the firm and apply it in project selection decisions

Leon Zolotoy:

  • 3 x syndicate assignment (30%)
    • Equivalent to individual 500 word assessment
  • Mid-term test (25%)
    • 1 hour
    • Week 5
  • Final examination (45%)
    • 2 hours and 15 minutes
    • Hurdle Requirement
    • End of subject

Sam Wylie:

  • 4 homework assignment (12.5%)
  • 3 syndicate case reports (10%)
  • Mid-term test (25%)
    • 75 minutes
  • Final examination (52.5%)
    • 2 hours and 30 minutes
    • Hurdle requirement
    • End of subject
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (Professional)
Master of Information Systems/Graduate Diploma of Business Admin
Postgraduate Diploma in Management

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