Courses & Units

Principles of Finance BEA112



Finance is a discipline that deals with the sources and uses of money by individuals, businesses and governments. This unit provides an introductory examination of business finance. Emphasis is placed on the development of analytical tools that can help in the financial decision making process. Real world examples, and the use of multiple media, provide a thorough introduction to different aspects of financial market and how its participants make financial decisions.


Unit name Principles of Finance
Unit code BEA112
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance
Coordinator Doctor Xiaohu Deng
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Introductory


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the basic functions of financial markets and master the basic financial techniques (e.g. computing time value of money, valuing financial assets)
  • Explain the role of risk and information in financial markets
  • Communicate financial information (e.g. corporate financial decision making) in written formats
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091901 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable

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Mutual Exclusions

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



AssessmentTest or quiz (15%)|Test or quiz (15%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (60%)|Tutorial Participation/Other Participation (10%)
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Besley, S, Brigham, E, Henry, D & Watanabe, T 2013, Corporate finance: the essentials, Asia-Pacific edition, 1st edn, Cengage Learning, Australia. (ISBN 9780170210362.)


In addition to the texts/software recommended above, you are also expected to be familiar with the key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived. In particular, you are encouraged to review regularly the relevant papers that are published in:

Wall Street Journals, CBS, Yahoo Finance, and etc.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

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