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FINC20018 - Managerial Finance

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides a fundamental understanding of management finance. You will examine corporate financial goals and how to realise them through the raising of funds, the allocation of resources and the undertaking of investments by firms. You will be introduced to the theory and use of a range of financial decision making concepts such as financial goals, financial markets, financial mathematics, risk and return, asset pricing, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure and dividend policy.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
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Melbourne
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Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Noosa
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.56% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Contents of the lecture and assessment was way too difficult for non accounting background students.
Recommendation
It is a challenging unit for the students come from non accounting and finance background. May consider to revise the materials to have less financial jargons and numerical questions.
Action Taken
This unit may present ongoing challenges for students from non-accounting and finance background. But efforts are made to reduce financial jargons and numerical questions where is appropriate.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
I liked that the lectures were recorded, however it was rather hard to hear through the chatter of the class. If the lecturer could wear a microphone instead that would make it clearer.
Recommendation
The lecturer will wear the microphone in the future classes.
Action Taken
All the lectures and workshops are now recorded via Zoom after the transition to online teaching. The Zoom recording of online class is clearer than face-to-face class.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
It would be more better when we can do more practical questions in class.
Recommendation
Each week there are practical questions that require the students to complete and discuss in class. More this type of questions will be adopted as class activities.
Action Taken
The workshops integrate more practical questions, case studies and each week we will use online quiz as class activities.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
It will be more manageable if we had a full time classes instead of online class.
Recommendation
The transition to online class is due to the impact of COVID-19. The teaching team will make an ongoing effort to deliver a positive online leaning environment and learning outcomes to the students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The lecturer may able to expand some of the terminologies in financial management as only some have background in business course way back.
Recommendation
As the online workshop is 2 hours in duration, some of the terminologies are explained in detail in the lecture recording. This will require students to prepare the materials before joining the workshop. The teaching team will review again and for those difficult areas the teaching staff will make sure the concepts are reinforced in workshop.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
It needs improvement on discussing the lecture, since there's an assessment that needs an explanation and background of accounting that was not discussed in figuring the answers.
Recommendation
The teaching staff have provided general expectations and guideline in assessment preparation. Some of the assessment pieces could be challenging for students from non-accounting and finance background, and the teaching team will provide more assistance in future.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Examine and describe financial goals and their realisation in the context of modern firms and financial managers
  2. Analyse the role of financial markets and their functions in a developed economy
  3. Evaluate various capital assets and funding strategies
  4. Evaluate corporate financial decisions related to capital structure and dividend policy aimed at maximising the value of the firm.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Examination