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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/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesCase study analysis, problem identification, problem solving and communication of results, solutions class presentations and discussions and research assignment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBAO, LMMBA or LMMBAA to do this subject


Incompatible subjectsBUA5MFN

Equivalent subjectsBUA5MFN

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Management Finance

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorBrigham and Houston (original authors) - Compiled by K. B. Oh


Edition/Volume1st EDITION

PublisherCengage Learning


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain how financial theory can be applied pricing risky assets, to demonstrate knowledge on 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.
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.
03. Demonstrate advanced problem solving skills through thought and knowledge sharing on financial theory and practice and demonstrate an understanding of the need to make timely and accurate financial decisions.
04. Demonstrate knowledge of management finance theory, concepts and models, and demonstrate capability to analyse the issues involved in valuation, financing and dividend policy decisions.
05. Demonstrate skills to interpret and communicate financial information effectively.

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