AGRIFINANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
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
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
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course LBBAB, or obtain course coordinator approval
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Financial Management: Principles & Applications
AuthorSheridan Titman, Tony Martin, Arthur Keown & John Martin
PublisherPearson Education Australia
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Week 28-40, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEarl Jobling
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.
Pre-Block mode Assignment (1,000 words equivalent) Assessment to be submitted prior to the beginning of the place-based intensive.
Case Study (1,500 words equivalent) This task will draw on discussions and activities undertaken during workshops.
Major Assignment (2,000 words equivalent) This assessment will require students to apply the knowledge they have gained over the course of the semester.