2. Aims, Objectives & Graduate Attributes
2.1 Course Aims
This course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to financial management and financial analysis. Students will be introduced to financial management through exploring the principal decisions confronting the financial manager of a firm, namely the acquisition and utilisation of funds for profit, and adding value to the firm. Additionally, this course will provide a core upon which intermediate and advanced aspects of corporate finance and asset pricing can be developed.
2.2 Learning Objectives
After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
|1||Explain the objective of the firm, and apply appropriate approaches to making optimal financial decisions at individual security and portfolio levels|
|2||Apply the time value of money concept to various valuation problems including valuing financial assets (Shares, Bonds, Mortgages) and to make project investment decisions consistent with the firm’s objective|
|3||Apply capital budgeting techniques and be able to critically evaluate the resulting analysis in achieving the firm’s key objective|
|4||Understand the underlying operation of capital markets, and evaluate the risk and return in a financial context|
|5||Working collaboratively as a group in collecting and analyzing financial data|
2.3 Graduate Attributes
Successfully completing this course will contribute to the recognition of your attainment of the following UQ (Undergrad Pass) graduate attributes:
|GRADUATE ATTRIBUTE||LEARNING OBJECTIVES|
|A . IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE FIELD OF STUDY|
|A1 . A comprehensive and well-founded knowledge in the field of study.
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|A4 . An understanding of how other disciplines relate to the field of study.
|A5 . An international perspective on the field of study.
|B . EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION|
|B1 . The ability to collect, analyse and organise information and ideas and to convey those ideas clearly and fluently, in both written and spoken forms.
||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|B2 . The ability to interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome.
|B3 . The ability to select and use the appropriate level, style and means of communication.
||1, 2, 5|
|B4 . The ability to engage effectively and appropriately with information and communication technologies.
||1, 2, 4, 5|
|C . INDEPENDENCE AND CREATIVITY|
|C1 . The ability to work and learn independently.
||1, 2, 3, 4|
|C3 . The ability to generate ideas and adapt innovatively to changing environments.
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|C4 . The ability to identify problems, create solutions, innovate and improve current practices.
|D . CRITICAL JUDGEMENT|
|D1 . The ability to define and analyse problems.
||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|D2 . The ability to apply critical reasoning to issues through independent thought and informed judgement.
||1, 2, 4, 5|
|D3 . The ability to evaluate opinions, make decisions and to reflect critically on the justifications for decisions.
|E . ETHICAL AND SOCIAL UNDERSTANDING|
|E1 . An understanding of social and civic responsibility.
|E2 . An appreciation of the philosophical and social contexts of a discipline.
|E4 . A knowledge and respect of ethics and ethical standards in relation to a major area of study.
|E5 . A knowledge of other cultures and times and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
3. Learning Resources
3.1 Required Resources
Corporate Finance, Global Edition. Berk, Jonathan & DeMarzo, Peter. Pearson Education. 5th Edition, 2019
3.2 Recommended Resources
Business Finance. Peirson, Brown, Easton, Howard and Pinder, 12th edition. 2014. McGraw−Hill Australia, Sydney.
Mathematics of Finance. Knox, D. M., Zima, P., and R. L. Brown, 1999, McGraw-Hill Australia, Sydney.
Principles of Corporate Finance. Brealey, Myers & Allen. McGraw-Hill. 13th edition, 2019 (11th or 12th edition would also work fine)
3.3 University Learning Resources
Access to required and recommended resources, plus past central exam papers, is available at the UQ Library website (http://www.library.uq.edu.au/lr/FINM1415).
The University offers a range of resources and services to support student learning. Details are available on the myUQ website (https://my.uq.edu.au/).
3.4 School of Business Learning Resources
3.5 Other Learning Resources & Information
All courses are supported by the UQ Learning Management System, Blackboard Learn, which provides an interactive environment for the students and teachers. This is accessible via PC or Mac or Mobile (Apps) environment.
To log on to Blackboard, go to https://learn.uq.edu.au.
- As Blackboard is a web‐based application, you will need a recently‐released browser for your computer. For the latest Release Notes for Bb Student, see http://en-gb.help.blackboard.com/Bb_Student/z_Release_Notes_Bb_Student.
- For help with Learn.UQ (Blackboard), see https://web.library.uq.edu.au/library-services/it/learnuq-blackboard-help/learnuq-blackboard-contacts or contact AskUs https://web.library.uq.edu.au/contact-us or telephone 334 64312.
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