Return to previous page

MPF753 - Finance

Unit details

Note: You are seeing the 2014 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current. [Go to the current version]
Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:MAF753
Unit chair:

S Bhattacharya (Trimester 2), R Xiao (Trimester 3)

Incompatible with:

MAF740, MPT753


It is highly recommended that students without a prior tertiary level competency in statistics should undertake MIS771 prior to studying this unit.

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment. A financial calculator is recommended.

This unit is available in study tour mode. Click here for more information.


This unit is designed as an introduction to the theoretical principles of finance and the practical requirements of financial management within for-profit corporate 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 time-value-of money and risk-return analytics. It envelopes investment, financing, capital structure and payout decisions within the context of the Australian and international financial institutional frameworks. The unit will help students to develop an ability to apply basic mathematics to solve real-world financial decision problems. The unit will offer useful 'take-home' skills and knowledge relevant both for students who are running (or are planning to run) their own businesses as well as those employed (or seeking employment) in managerial positions 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.

Return to previous page