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Business Finance (11215.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School


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This is a problem oriented unit which requires students to learn and apply various fundamental finance concepts and tools for typical financial decision making by business enterprises within a framework of maximising shareholder wealth. Students are introduced to a range of 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

After 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 concepts;

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 distribution decisions.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture/seminar and one 1 hour tutorial/workshop on-campus per week.


11165 Quantitative Methods in Commerce.



Assumed Knowledge

School/college level mathematics and/or statistics, accounting or economics knowledge.

Incompatible Units

6224 Business Finance PG.

Equivalent Units

6392 Business Finance.

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