FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

BUA5MFN

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


In this subject you will develop knowledge and skills in financial management. The subject will facilitate advanced understanding of financial management policy and application, and how financial management decision-making affects the risk, growth and profitability of firms and, combining these elements, firm valuation outcomes. You will consider financial management outcomes, and particularly the underlying goal of the maximisation of the valuation of the firm, through the key decision-making areas investment, financing and distribution decisions.In turn, this will incorporate the consideration of the requisite usage of debt and equity financing and the need for efficient management of working capital to ensure adequate liquidity and short-term resource and cash flow availability.


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. Apply financial management concepts and principles to company risk assessment, cost of capital estimation, corporate valuation and corporate strategic planning and analysis

Activities:
Lecture and workshop class activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Demonstrate knowledge of financial management theory, concepts and models and associated application by analysing issues involved in valuation, financing and dividend policy decisions.

Activities:
Learning activities: Lecture and workshop class activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Apply quantitative and spreadsheeting models and techniques in completing investment decision-making tasks associated with assessing project risk, valuation and feasibility.

Activities:
Learning activities: Lecture and workshop class activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Demonstrate the ability to interpret and communicate financial information effectively.

Activities:
Learning activities: Lecture and workshop class activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop 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 dates and times"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two individual case studies (1500 words each)Each case study will be worth 30% each and represent the equivalent of 1,500 words 60 01, 03, 04
One individual research assignment (2500 words)The research project will represent the equivalent of 2,000 words40 01, 02, 04

Shepparton, 2020, Week 28-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarren Henry

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 28 - 31
Four 8.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two individual case studies (1500 words each)Each case study will be worth 30% each and represent the equivalent of 1,500 words 60 01, 03, 04
One individual research assignment (2500 words)The research project will represent the equivalent of 2,000 words40 01, 02, 04