MANAGEMENT FINANCE

BUA5MFN

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in financial management. The central theme deals with advanced understanding of the basics of internal financial management, and how financial policy affects risk and profitability in the growth of a firm, and hence the value of the firm. Students consider the management finance subject, potentially its goal of maximization of the value of the firm through management of three key decision areas, being, valuation, financing and dividend payout. In turn, this requires a consideration of the requisite debt and equity financing, and the need for efficient management of working capital to ensure adequate liquidity and timely cash flows

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA to do this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUO5MFN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsManagement FinancePrescribedBrighamand Houston (original authors) - Compiled by K. B. Oh1st EDITION, Cengage Learning

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will be able to explain how financial theory can be applied pricing risky assets, to demonstrate knowledge on know how to choose and compute an appropriate cost of capital estimate for investment appraisal purposes and to appreciate the issues in making decisions on dividend policy and capital structure.

Activities:
Case studies and spreadsheet modelling for solving financial problems. Cyberproblem solving where students are required to go to specific websites and answer a series of questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)

02. Students will become familiar with the practical aspects of management finance and demonstrate competence in applying the fundamental principles of financial mathematics to investment, financing and capital structure decisions

Activities:
Case study analysis, problem identification, problem solving and communication of results and solutions class presentations and discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Students will demonstrate advanced collective problem solving skills through thought and knowledge sharing on financial theory and practice and demonstrate an understanding the need to make timely and accurate financial decisions

Activities:
A major group research assignment, combining theory and practical applications, in which students are required appreciate the financial health of a corporation through the need to understand and respond to changing internal and external economic conditions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Students will demonstrate knowledge of management finance theory, concepts ad models and demonstrate capability to analyse the issues involved in valuation, financing and dividend policy decisions.

Activities:
Mini case studies and problem solving to introduce and reinforce financial modelling for all topics in the course.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Students will demonstrate skills to interpret and communicate financial information effectively

Activities:
Readings, problem solving and case study analysis to connect corporate finance with other functional fields (marketing, accounting and human resource management) in an organisation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"this session will NOT be video conferenced to any regional campus"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hours final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Group research assignment (5,000 words, 2,500 per student, 2 students per group)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual in-class case study presentation (10 min)10 01, 02, 04, 05
Individual in-class written and oral problem solving exercise10 01, 02, 04, 05

City Campus, 2016, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
""Sessions are scheduled weekly 6pm - 9pm and will be video conferenced to regional campuses""

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hours final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Group research assignment (5,000 words, 2,500 per student, 2 students per group)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual in-class case study presentation (10 min)10 01, 02, 04, 05
Individual in-class written and oral problem solving exercise10 01, 02, 04, 05

Vietnam, 2016, Week 31-37, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 37
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 37
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hours final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Group research assignment (5,000 words, 2,500 per student, 2 students per group)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual in-class case study presentation (10 min)10 01, 02, 04, 05
Individual in-class written and oral problem solving exercise10 01, 02, 04, 05