UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

FINA5432 Introduction to Finance

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit introduces students to the basic concepts of investment and corporate finance. It provides students with an appreciation of introductory finance theory and equips them with the fundamental tools of financial decision making. The unit also provides some introductory coverage of money and capital markets, since these are central to investment and corporate finance decisions.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explain the objectives of financial management; (2) identify the roles of capital markets as financial intermediaries; (3) critically evaluate and solve financial problems including capital investments and the valuation of debt and equity; (4) explain the concepts of risk and returns and the capital asset pricing model; (5) develop more effective communication skills in complex contexts to specialists and non-specialists; (6) develop competencies to work more effectively in diverse teams; and (7) demonstrate self-management and independent learning skills.
Assessment Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Yihui Lan
Unit rules
Co-requisites: ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
Incompatibility: FINA5530 Managerial Finance
Contact hours lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/FINA5432/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/FINA5432/SEM-2/2017

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