FINA5530 Managerial Finance

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Trimester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Trimester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Trimester 3UWA (Perth)Face to face
Trimester 3OnlineOnline
This unit introduces concepts in finance. Topics covered include capital markets; interest rates; valuing projects and financial instruments (bonds, equity, derivatives); capital budgeting; risk and return relationships, diversification and portfolio theory.
Students are able to (1) understand the objectives of financial management; (2) understand the Time Value of Money concept and apply it to solve financial problems; (3) evaluate capital investment proposals and understand the implications and limitations of the main evaluation methods; (4) value both debt and equity securities; (5) understand the concepts of risk, risk aversion and diversification; and (6) explain the relation between returns and risk proposed by the asset pricing models.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation and practice; (2) project; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Shane Lavagna-Slater (TR1, NSTP) Mr John King (TR2) Dr Russell Poskitt (TR3) Dr Mosharraf Hossain (TRI3 online)
Unit rules
ACCT5602 Accounting
MGMT5513 Data Driven Decision Making; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework)
the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation);
approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
Contact hours
for trimester teaching periods—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week; for non-standard teaching period—up to 5 hours per week over 7 weeks; online-nil
Unit Outline
Trimester 1_2019 [TRI-1_2019]
Trimester 2_2019 [TRI-2_2019]
Trimester 3_2019 [TRI-3_2019]
Trimester 3_2019_ONLINE [TRI-3_2019_ONLINE]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-G-2A_2019]
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