Courses & Units

Introduction to Financial Management BFA503


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 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.


Unit name Introduction to Financial Management
Unit code BFA503
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Accountability
Coordinator Doctor Mai Nguyen
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


This unit is currently unavailable.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

About Census Dates

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare financial management concepts and evaluate alternatives to make financial risk and capital decisions
  • Critique financial decision-making in an Australian business
  • Justify financial decisions to a diverse audience

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080101 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.


Mutual Exclusions

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



AssessmentTake-home exam (40%)|Online quiz (20%)|Group case study and presentation (40%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



You will need the following text [available from the Co-op Bookshop]:

Parrino, R, D, Au Yong, HH, Morkel-Kingsbury, N, Dempsey, M, Ekanayake S, James, J & Murray, J 2019, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld.


Peirson, G, Brown, R, Easton, S, Howard, P, & Pinder, S, 2015, Business Finance, 12th edn, McGraw Hill, Sydney.

Petty, JW, Keown, AJ, Scott Jr, DF, Martin, JD, Martin, P, Burrow, M & Nguyen H, 2009, Financial Management, 5th edn, Pearson Education, NSW.

Ross, SA, Christensen, S, Drew, M, Thompson, M, Westerfield, RW & Jordan, B J 2014, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 6th ed., McGraw-Hill, Sydney.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.