The key intent of business finance is to maximize firm value while reducing firm risk. Focused particularly in the context of the business entity, Business Finance introduces the theory and practice of securities markets, valuation, and execution of optimal investment decisions. Investment goals, investment evaluation techniques, security characteristics, financial mathematics, modern portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model, and security valuation techniques are included within the array of topics.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2017
- Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
Newcastle City Precinct
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the theory of finance to facilitate the evaluation of investment, financing and dividend decisions of the firm;
2. Comprehend the fundamentals of capital budgeting as applied to the investment decision of a business;
3. Demonstrate a descriptive understanding of the pricing of risky assets;
4. Identify the basic instruments used in corporate funding, and;
5. Select and use business terminology and communication contexts specific to the finance discipline
The course considers the impact of financing and investment decisions on business enterprises. Topics covered include a consideration of the goals of organisations and investors, investment evaluation techniques, the valuation of equity and debt securities, fixed interest securities, sources and types of available finance, the relationship between risk and return, portfolio theory, asset pricing models.
ACFI1001, ACFI1003, ECON1001, ECON1002 PLUS one of STAT1060 OR ECON1003, or a 10 unit 1000 level Mathematics course.
In Term Test: Quiz
Quiz: Mid Semester Test
Formal Examination: Final Exam
Callaghan, Newcastle City Precinct and UoN Singapore
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.