Courses & Units

Introduction to Financial Management BFA503

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the major concepts and analytical tools used in the theory and practice of financial management within an Australian context. It is designed to provide you with with an understanding of:

- the scope and nature of the finance function and its role within management;

- the theory of finance and how it underpins the evaluation of investment, financing and dividend policies.

This unit will also develop your practical skills in the identification and analysis of financial problems.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Financial Management
Unit code BFA503
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator

Mai Nguyen

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Critique and explain the theoretical underpinnings and processes in financial decision making
  • LO2: Apply concepts to financial decisions that incorporate risk and return to solve case studies
  • LO3: Communicate financial information in a variety of business situations to justify decisions to a diverse audience

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080101

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

Mutual Exclusions

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

BFA772, BFA703, BFA728

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 3-hour weekly workshop (13 weeks)

Assessment

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Textbooks

Required

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