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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOnline activities, readings, tutorial exercises, workshop participation, site visits, major assignment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


Financial Management: Principles & Applications

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSheridan Titman, Tony Martin, Arthur Keown & John Martin


Edition/Volume8th Edition

PublisherPearson Education Australia


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

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 28-40, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEarl Jobling

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 30 - 30
Four 7.00 h block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
Block mode over 4 days during Week 30. In addition, students are required to complete online activities throughout the teaching period.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Pre-Block mode Assignment (1,000 words equivalent) Assessment to be submitted prior to the beginning of the place-based intensive.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1

Case Study (1,500 words equivalent) This task will draw on discussions and activities undertaken during workshops.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2

Major Assignment (2,000 words equivalent) This assessment will require students to apply the knowledge they have gained over the course of the semester.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3