Courses & Units

Financial Management BFA107

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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

  • The basis of finance concepts including interest rate and time value of money
  • The application of time value of money in evaluating different financial assets such as bond and equity
  • The scope and nature of the finance function and its role within management

This unit also develops your practical skills in identification and analysis of financial problems. Specifically, this unit explains the relationship between risk and returns while considers the role and objectives of financial management and capital budgeting. It introduces students to the role and function of the capital markets and the various sources of finance.


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

Faisal Khan

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 International International Domestic Domestic Domestic Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Accelerated Study Period 3 14/9/2020 2/10/2020 28/10/2020 12/12/2020

* 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 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Explain the theoretical underpinnings and processes in financial decision making.
  • LO2: Apply concepts to financial decisions that incorporate risk and return.
  • LO3: 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 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,354.00 091901

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Mutual Exclusions

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

BFA105, BFA106, BFA181, BFA208, BFA281, XPD108


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week.


Online test (15%), Homework collection (10%), Written assignment (15%), Final exam (60%).

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Titman et al 2016, Financial Management, Principles and Applications, 8 th edition, Pearson Australia. ISBN: 9781488617218

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