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Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
This unit introduces the basic concepts of financial management. The emphasis is on providing an appreciation of introductory finance theory and understanding the fundamental tools of financial decision making. Topics include financial mathematics; investment evaluation techniques; capital budgeting; the valuation of both debt and equity securities; risk and return relationships; and diversification and portfolio theory.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Accounting; Professional Economics; Finance major sequences
  • Level 1 elective
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the objectives of financial management in a corporation; (2) identify the roles of capital markets and financial intermediaries; (3) apply evaluation methods including those based on the time value of money to evaluate capital investment proposals; (4) demonstrate the ability to value both debt and equity securities; and (5) explain the concepts of risk, risk aversion and diversification, and systematic risk.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) examinations; and (3) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Frank Liu and Daniel Cahill (Semester 1); Mosharraf Hossain (Semester 2)
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Advisable prior study:
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.