Business Finance PG (6224.6)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Post Graduate Level|| 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 outcomesStudents who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Appraise and illustrate the goals of financial management of a firm and basic finance principles, including the time value of money concept, risk-return relationship, efficient market and portfolio diversification;
2. Critically examine the theories and apply the models used in investment, financing and dividend decisions, reflecting on their limitations and practical applications;
3. Identify and apply appropriate models and techniques to solve problems relating to valuation of shares and bonds, alternative capital investment proposals and to calculate costs of capital; and
4. Critically evaluate and compare different capital structure theories and dividend policies relating to their limitations, to develop alternatives.
Graduate attributes1. 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites11396 Business Decision Making G OR 11405 Quantitative Methods in Commerce G OR 6275 Statistical Analysis & Decision Making G
Incompatible units11215 Business Finance, 6392 Business Finance
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr Abu Mollik|
|2023||Ningbo, China||MBA Trimester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Abu Mollik|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Abu Mollik|
|2023||Shanghai, China||MBA Trimester 3||03 October 2023||On-Campus||Dr Abu Mollik|
|2024||Ningbo, China||MBA Trimester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Abu Mollik|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Dr Abu Mollik|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Dr Abu Mollik|
|2024||Shanghai, China||MBA Trimester 3||08 October 2024||On-Campus||Dr Abu Mollik|
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 (which will also be included in the Reading List on the Canvas Site) :
Gitman, L., Juchau, R., & J. Flanagan (c2011) Principles of Managerial Finance, 6th 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, (2016) Essentials of Corporate Finance, 4th edition, McGraw Hill Australia Pty Ltd, North Ryde, NSW.
Ross, S., Thompson, S., Christensen, M., Westerfield, R., & B. Jordan, (c2011) Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 5th ed, McGraw Hill Australia Pty Ltd, North Ryde, NSW.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submitted online via the unit Canvas site. The first page of each assessment submission should include the following information:
Student/Group members ID:
The date the assignment is due:
Word Count (if applicable):
The marking criteria sheet:
In addition, each student will make the following declaration when submitting the assignment.
I certify that:
- the attached assignment is my own work and no part of this work has been written for me by any other person except where such collaboration has been authorised by the lecturer/s concerned;
- material drawn from other sources has been fully acknowledged as to author/creator, source and other bibliographic details according to unit-specific requirements for referencing; and no part of this work has been submitted for assessment in any other unit in this or another Faculty except where authorised by the lecturer/s concerned.
Subject policy on re-submissions, late penalties, absences etc.:
Re-submission is not permitted for any item of assessment.
Special assessment requirements
Final grades in this subject will be assessed according to performance in each of the
assessment items identified above. In order to pass this unit, you must obtain:
- an overall total score of at least 50% AND
- submit/ present all assessment items marked as mandatory
Non-submission of an assessment, other than mandatory assessments, will result in a fail grade in that assessment item.
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.
See 5b above
Required IT skills
You are expected to have or to gain general computer skills sufficient to undertake research and to prepare written assignments. You are also expected to have or gain the ability to use Canvas and write in the online tests (quizzes) on Canvas.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The onus is on you to clarify issues in a timely manner if there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any assignment or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter.
Citations used in assessment items should follow Harvard referencing style. If you are unfamiliar with Harvard referencing please seek the assistance of Library staff.
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