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FINC12-200: Fundamentals of Finance May 2017 [Standard]

General information

Fundamentals of Finance provides a comprehensive introduction to corporate financial management. The subject links the mathematics of finance and discounted cash flows to finance theory, valuation and investment analysis. Portfolio theory is used to provide a foundation for determining the relationship between risk and return which is, in turn, extended into an analysis of capital structure and methods of estimating the firm’s cost of capital. The focus of this subject is on creating shareholder value, with due consideration given to the role of financial management within the broader context of corporate governance.


Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:FINC12-200
Subject title:Fundamentals of Finance
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:May 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Computer Lab: x11 (Total hours: 22) - Laboratory
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Personal Study Hours: x15 (Total hours: 90) - Personal study hours
Attendance and learning activities: Attendance is essential to participate in discussions, in-class exercises and unannounced quizzes. Students are expected to prepare for class by reading the set material beforehand. There are no make-up tutorial tests, quizzes or assignments.


Prescribed resources:
  • R. Charles Moyer,James McGuigan,Ramesh Rao (2014). Contemporary Financial Management. 13th, Cengage Learning , 960.
  • The Texas Instruments BAII Plus or the Texas Instruments BAII Plus Professional is the recommended calculator for this course. Graphic and/or programmable calculators are not allowed. All calculators other than the two models above require prior approval.. [REQUIRED: Financial Calculator]
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Assurance of learning

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Describe the role and objective of financial management.
  2. Recognise and apply the time value of money formulae.
  3. Explain the risk/return tradeoff using examples from Portfolio Theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model.
  4. Value bonds and common stocks.
  5. Apply concepts of cash flow analysis, evaluation techniques and the cost of capital for capital budgeting.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
In-Class Quiz - Individual Time Value of Money Quiz (in tutorial) 10% Week 4 1, 2, 3.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Mid-semester Examination (in lecture) 35% Mid-Semester Examination Period 1, 2, 3.
Video Assignment Bloomberg Market Concepts Online Course 10% Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Final Examination 45% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

Each assessment piece must be completed by the due date as advised in the subject outline.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

Note: In order to achieve a passing grade in this subject, students are required to achieve a satisfactory grade in each piece of assessment.

Subject curriculum

MMR Chapter 8

MMR Chapter 6

MMR Chapters 1, 2, 5 and 8

MMR Chapter 12

MMR Chapters 6, 7, 9, 10, 12

Approved on: Mar 21, 2017. Edition: 3.1
Last updated: Jun 5, 2017.