FIN2001 Business Finance

SUBJECT INFORMATION

SUBJECT CODE

FIN2001

SUBJECT CREDITS

5

SUBJECT OWNER

AIHE Business School

SUBJECT LEVEL

Undergraduate

TOTAL COURSE CREDIT POINTS

120

OFFERED EXTERNALLY

Yes

CORE SUBJECT

Yes

 

EFTSL*

0.125

* Equivalent Full time Study Load

 

NOTE

This offering may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the time table for further details.

 

Subject Description

This subject introduces students to the dynamic world of modern business finance, examining the level of interactions between shareholders, firms and the economy via the financial market place. It examines the firm’s investment, financing and distribution decisions utilising time value of money concepts. Asset pricing models are developed to allow for the valuation of bonds and shares and to estimate asset returns according to their risk characteristics. The implications of the firm’s use of different financing options are analysed in the context of alternative capital structure theorems seeking to assess the firm’s overall cost of capital. In addition, an evaluation is undertaken of the decisions made by the firm regarding its level of dividend payouts to shareholders. The overall objective of this subject is for students to learn how to apply finance theory and principles to the analysis of important business problems in practice.

Textbook(s)

Graham, J., Smart, S., Adam, C., & Gunasingham, B. (2017). Introduction to Corporate Finance. 2nd Edition, Cengage

Teaching Method

Semester Study Period: 3 hour Face-to-face sessions x 12 weeks + 2 hours self study/ assessment x 2 weeks plus personal study hours Winter or Summer School: 7 hours Face-to-face sessions x 5 weeks plus personal study hours

Prerequisite(s)

  • BUS1003 Business Mathematics and Statistics
  • ECO1001 Business Economics

Assessment

Task

Length

Duration

Weighting

Interim Test

 

1 hour

15%

Group Presentation

 

15 minutes + Question time

25%

Final exam

 

2 hours + 10 minutes reading time

60%

Fees

Fees for international and domestic students are published in the AIHE's schedule of fees and charges. Scholarships maybe available.

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