AGRIFINANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT

FIN2ARM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject addresses the application of financial management and risk management principles to the decision making of firms operating in the agribusiness environment. In this subject, you will be introduced to the procedures used in the evaluation and analysis of the financial operations of these firms. Further, you will examine and analyse different business structures, undertake an analysis of the issues related to capital structure, and will understand the effect that funding sources have in terms of a firms cost of capital. You will further develop your understanding of the importance of the time value of money concept, particularly as it relates to the strategic decision making process of agribusiness firms. Finally, you will spend time examining the range of risks agribusinesses confront and will develop an understanding of the risk mitigation techniques and project evaluation methods utilised by these firms in the management of these risks.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEarl Jobling

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course LBBAB, or obtain course coordinator approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFinancial Management: Principles & Applications 7th EditionPrescribedSheridan Titman, Tony Martin, Arthur Keown & John Martin (2015)Pearson Education

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop an understanding of financial management and risk management principles, concepts and theories relevant to firms operating in the agribusiness environment.

Activities:
Pre-Block mode Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

02. Engage professionally with agribusiness practitioners in a workshop setting and be able to apply knowledge garnered from workshops to a case study scenario.

Activities:
Case Study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Critically evaluate and effectively apply core financial management and risk management principles, concepts and theories as they relate to firms operating in the agribusiness environment.

Activities:
Major Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 31-45, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEarl Jobling

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 39 - 39
Four 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake online learning and assessment activities during the entire teaching period. Face to face classes will be scheduled over 4 consecutive days."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Pre-Block mode Assignment (1,000 words equivalent)Assessment to be submitted prior to the beginning of the place- based intensive.20 01
Case Study (1,500 words equivalent)This task will draw on discussions and activities undertaken during workshops.30 02
Major Assignment (2,000 words equivalent)This assessment will require students to apply the knowledge they have gained over the course of the semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills.50 03