MPF753 - Finance

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:MAF753
Unit chair:

R Xiao

Incompatible with:

MAF740, MPT753

Recommended: It is highly recommended that students without a prior tertiary level competency in statistics should undertake MSQ791 prior to studying this unit.
Contact hours:

Day classes – 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week

Evening classes – 1 x 3 hour seminar per week


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications. A financial calculator is recommended.

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This unit is designed as an introduction to the theoretical principles of finance and the practical requirements of financial management within for-profit organisations.  The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of the types of financial decisions that need to be taken in order to create value within the firm beyond that which shareholders could create on their own and in doing so ensure the long term sustainability of the firm.  Students will develop analytical skills for making key financial management decisions, including investment, financing, capital structure and dividend decisions within the context of the Australian financial system.  The unit will develop an ability to apply basic mathematics to solve real problems in finance.  The principles and skills developed will be as relevant for those who are running their own small business as they are for senior finance managers within large companies.


Assignment 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.