2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
It is recommended that students without prior exposure to elementary statistics undertake MIS771 prior to studying this unit.
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars
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 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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Identify and communicate the primary objectives and fundamental principles of financial management and corporate financial decision making.
Evaluate and apply analytical techniques for making financial decisions.
Demonstrate critical analysis, problem solving and creative thinking.
Make best use of technologies to find, use and disseminate financial information.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Part 1: Online assessment
Part 2: Practical assignment
Part 1: Weekly subissions via Aplia
Part 2: Written report
Part 1: 10%
Part 2: 30%
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: MPF753 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.
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