Courses & Units

Financial Management BFA208

Hobart, Launceston, Hong Kong Universal Ed

Introduction

This unit introduces you to the major concepts and analytical tools used in the theory and
practice of financial management in a business organisation.  It is designed to provide you with an
understanding of:

  • The scope and nature of the finance function and its role within management; and
  • The theory of finance and how it underpins the evaluation of investment, financing and dividend policies.

 This unit also develops your practical skills in the identification and analysis of financial problems.  
Specifically, this unit considers the role and objectives of  strategic financial management, working
capital management and capital budgeting. It introduces students to the role and functioning of the
capital market  and the various sources of finance. This provides the context for understanding the
cost of capital, operating and financial leverage, the financial structure decision and dividend policy.

Summary

Unit name Financial Management
Unit code BFA208
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
TSBE
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator

Dr Phil Lignier

Teaching staff

Dr Phil Lignier

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 2 On-Campus International

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 010103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

BFA103

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

BFA105, BFA106, BFA181, BFA281

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)

Assessment

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Textbooks

Required

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