Details for Business Finance

This course develops the student’s ability to apply practical financial decision making to personal and business decisions. Gain an understanding of how the global financial system operates, the risks associated with capital markets, financing major works, valuing a business and distributing profit. Students will know how to raise capital and finance debt with a socially responsible strategic approach. Understanding Business Finance is critical to the long term success of any organisation and the material in this course will give students the understanding to make wise financial decisions.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BUS260
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Philip Lee

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Business Finance

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course develops the student’s ability to apply practical financial decision making to personal and business decisions. Gain an understanding of how the global financial system operates, the risks associated with capital markets, financing major works, valuing a business and distributing profit. Students will know how to raise capital and finance debt with a socially responsible strategic approach. Understanding Business Finance is critical to the long term success of any organisation and the material in this course will give students the understanding to make wise financial decisions.

Outcomes

  1. Describe and discuss the types of financial decisions a financial manager will be required to consider in the finance and treasury functions of an organisation;
  2. Identify and explain basic financial risks and risk management concepts;
  3. Identify optimal project selection and be able to apply investment decision rules & capital budgeting analysis;
  4. Discuss and evaluate how organisations are financed and consider the concept of optimal capital structure and the factors influencing its determination;
  5. Explain the theory of capital markets and demonstrate an understanding of the operation of Australian capital markets;
  6. Describe and discuss the methodologies for valuation of financial instruments;
  7. Discuss how organisations make distribution decisions.

Subject Content

  1. Time Value of Money & Investment Decision Rules
  2. Capital Budgeting
  3. Australian Capital Markets
  4. Risk and Return
  5. Cost of Capital
  6. Equity Valuation
  7. Debt and Equity Financing
  8. Capital Structure & Payout Policy
  9. Derivatives
  10. Risk Management and Socially Responsible Investment strategies.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance / Global Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Online Exams (4 x 15 minutes) (20%)
  • Case Study Report (20%)
  • Final Exam (60%)

Prescribed Text

Berk, J., DeMarzo, P., Harford, J., Ford, G., Mollica, V. & Finch, N. (2013). Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (2nd ed.). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Education Australia.

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