Courses & Units

Financial Management BFA107

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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This unit introduces students 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.


Unit name Financial Management
Unit code BFA107
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance

Dr Mai Nguyen

Paul Taranto - Spring (extended)

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Spring school (extended) 28/10/2019 20/11/2019 23/12/2019 16/2/2020
Accelerated Study Period 3 16/9/2019 4/10/2019 30/10/2019 13/12/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the theoretical underpinnings and processes in financial decision making.
  • Apply concepts to financial decisions that incorporate risk and return.
  • Communicate professionally, in written form, financial information in a variety of business situations.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2019: $1,369.00 2019: $2,200.00 091901

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.


Mutual Exclusions

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

BFA105, BFA106, BFA181, BFA281, BFA208


Teaching Pattern

2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial weekly.

  • Tutorial/online participation - 8%
  • Online quizzes - 12%
  • Written assignment - 20%
  • Examination - 60%
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