FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

BUA5MFN

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to provide you 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. You will consider the management finance, 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-ordinatorDarren Henry

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 subjects BUO5MFN

Special conditionsN/A

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. 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. Cyber problem solving where students are required to go to specific websites and answer a series of questions.

02. 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

03. Demonstrate advanced 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 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

04. 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.

05. 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2019, Week 46-47, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 46 - 47
Four 8.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Please refer to MBA Student Information LMS page for dates and times"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two individual case studies (1500 words each)30% each60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One individual research assignment (2500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

City Campus, 2019, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

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.
"Please refer to MBA Student Information LMS Page for days and times."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two individual case studies (1500 words each)30% each60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One individual research assignment (2500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05