2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars
The focus of this unit is the financial function of a typical firm. The finance manager's role in financial decisions is emphasised. Topics include: investments and firm valuation concepts; risk and rates of return; capital budgeting and project evaluation; capital structure; cost of capital; and dividend policy.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Comprehend conceptual foundation for financial decision-making in a typical business firm.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Evaluate risk-return trade-off in firm's financial decisions.
GLO4: Critical thinking
Apply relevant analytical techniques for valuation of bond and share, short-term and long-term investment and financing decisions and working capital management.
GLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Analyse implications of alternative methods of capital financing and of alternative capital structures to cost of capital and value of a firm.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Hurdle requirement achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAF203 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
Click on the fee link below which describes you: