Business Finance (11215.1)
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|School Of Information Systems & Accounting||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Prerequisites11165 Quantitative Methods in Commerce.
Incompatible units6224 Business Finance PG.
Equivalent units6392 Business Finance.
Assumed knowledgeSchool/college level mathematics and/or statistics, accounting or economics knowledge.
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Introduction to Corporate Finance (5e), by Alex Frino, Amelia Hill and Zhian Chen, ISBN: 9781442542488
Here are the links to where students can purchase either the text book or eBook direct from the publisher
Text book - http://www.pearson.com.au/9781442542488
From time to time you may find it useful to consult newspapers and journals such as;
- The Australian
- Accounting & Finance
- Australian Financial Review
- Business Review Weekly
- Journal of Corporate Accounting &Finance
- Journal of Banking & Finance
- Global Finance Journal
Each of these is available in UC library or online in electronic format.
There are many other textbooks on (business) finance which the students may be interested to consult for this unit including the following:
Gitman, L., Juchau, R., & J. Flanagan (2008) Principles of Managerial Finance, 5th ed, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest NSW.
Peirson, G., Brown, R., Easton, S., Howard, P., & S. Pinder (2015) Business Finance, 12th edition, McGraw Hill Australia Pty Ltd, North Ryde, NSW.
Ross, S., Trayler, R., Bird, R., Westerfield, R., & B. Jordan, (2014) Essentials of Corporate Finance, 3rd edition, McGraw Hill Australia Pty Ltd, North Ryde, NSW.
Ross, S., Thompson, S., Christensen, M., Westerfield, R., & B. Jordan, (2007) Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 4th ed, McGraw Hill Australia Pty Ltd, North Ryde, NSW.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please see the individual assessment
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, a student has to obtain at least 50% of the available unit marks and appear in the final exam.
- Please note if you fail to submit/ complete any assessment item other than the exam, you will be awarded zero mark for that item, and if you did not sit the exam, you will be awarded a fail grade of NC (failed – incomplete assessment) irrespective of your overall score in the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
It is recommended that students attend all lectures and tutorials. However there is no mark for attendance.
Attendance is not compulsory, but the unit has been designed on the assumption of face-to-face delivery and learning principles and so students who do not attend regular classes will be disadvantaged in terms of learning and feedback.
Required IT skills
You are assumed to have adequate skills in the use of calculator, computer, word-processing, spreadsheet modelling and internet browsing. You are also assumed to be familiar with LearnOnline. If you feel you do not have adequate skills, please discuss the matter with the unit convener.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (187907)
- HKBU Trimester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UCI - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (192554)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne (184843)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (184844)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (184842)