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Business Finance (6392.5)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Information Systems & Accounting

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  • UC Term 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, HKBU (173455) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (170708) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, GBCA-MELB (171355) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167017) - View
  • UC Term 3, 2016, INTENSIVE, HKBU (156958) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, UC-MELB (156955) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (156954) - View
  • UC Term 4, 2015, INTENSIVE, HKBU (143603) - View
  • UC Term 2, 2015, INTENSIVE, HKBU (143601) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (146044) - View

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Syllabus

This is a problem oriented subject, which requires students to learn and apply various financial concepts and tools for typical financial decision making by business enterprises. This subject aims to develop a working knowledge of the concepts, tools and applications of corporate financial decision-making within the framework of maximizing shareholder wealth. It introduces students to a range of financial decision making concepts such as financial goals, time value of money, risk and return analysis, asset pricing, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, and dividend policies.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain the goals of financial management of a firm and basic finance principles, including the time value of money concepts, risk-return relationship, efficient market and portfolio diversification;

2. Differentiate and explain theories and models used in investment, financing and dividend decisions;

3. Select and apply appropriate models and techniques to solve problems relating to the valuation of shares and bonds, alternative capital investment proposals, and to calculate cost of capital; and

4. Apply capital structure theories and dividend policies to solve problems involving financing and dividend decisions.

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Contact Hours

Normally thirty nine hours per semester.

Prerequisites

Accounting for Managers. It is recommended that students complete Business Statistics before enrolling in this unit.

Incompatible Units

9520 Principles of Finance

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