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Financial Management (BUSA90093)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeBUSA90093
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This is an introductory course of valuation and financial management. The course is designed for all MBA students with career interests in managing any organizations where cash flows matter. It is based on the principle that firms should be managed to increase the wealth of their shareholders, subject to the fulfilment of their contractual and legal obligations to other stakeholders. To this purpose, this subject will focus on the valuation of financial assets and selection of investment projects. It provides a good foundation for those who want to specialize in finance and choose many finance electives we offer in later terms. Furthermore, students will find that the principles learned here can be readily applied to their own personal financial planning and investments.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Apply a variety approaches to identify profitable investment projects
  • Value financial assets (such as stocks and bonds)
  • Build portfolios of financial assets based on the optimal balance of risk and return
  • Estimate cost of capital of the firm and apply it in project selection decisions

Last updated: 3 April 2019