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FINC11-101: Fundamentals of Finance

Description

This subject introduces the analytical approaches used by managers when making financial decisions.. The theory and application of fundamental concepts of time value of money, the relationship between risk and return (i.e., CAPM), portfolio theory of investment (i.e., diversification), and capital structure are examined in detail. Students will apply these concepts and assorted financial tools to value stocks and bonds, estimate the cost of capital and implement the discounted cashflow technique to make capital budgeting decisions. Students will also gain exposure to real-time market data via the Bloomberg database.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeFINC11-101
EFTSL0.125
FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the key issues faced by corporate financial managers and the analytical approaches required to resolve these issues to maximise firm value. 2. Apply time value of money concepts using formulae and financial calculators to value bonds and common stocks. 3. Explain the risk/return trade-off using examples from Portfolio Theory, the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the relationship between a firm and the capital markets. 4. Demonstrate competence in the use of a Bloomberg terminal to interpret market data, economic indicators and other financial research. 5. Apply concepts of cash flow analysis, evaluation techniques and the cost of capital to make a sound capital budgeting decision.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?

Anti-requisites: ?

  • FINC12-200 Fundamentals of Finance

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022