FINA5530 Managerial Finance

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Trimester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Trimester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Trimester 3UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Trimester 2OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience
Advisable prior study:
ACCT5602 Accounting and MGMT5513 Data Drive Decision Making
Incompatibility:
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
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