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.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile

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

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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%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 62.56% 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: Academic misconduct cases in the unit in Term 1 2017
Educate and raise awareness about plagiarism and academic misconduct earlier in the term
1) Define and explain with examples plagiarism to students at the start and during every workshop leading up to all the assessments 2) Develop assessments to make plagiarism difficult by making assessment unusual and difficult to reproduce online or solutions bought online 3) Produce assessments in various parts. For instance, in Brisbane the students were offered the opportunity if they wish to submit one draft by email if they were unsure of in-text and source referencing, before submitting their final assessment. The drafts were not graded, just comments were added as to the quality of reference sources used and how the in-text sources were being used 4) Explain and demonstrate to students how Turnitin works and how similarity is detected 5) Provide examples of correct citations using exemplars of various papers 6) Tell students regularly to create unique assessments to earn high marks 7) Inform students about support services. In some instance with the consent of the student make contact with student support services on the student's behalf
Action Taken
Significant effort was made by all teaching staff to teach students about plagiarism within the face-to-face class room setting starting from Week 1. Students were constantly reminded about the penalty of plagiarism. The unit co-ordinator added addition resources to the Moodle site. The Assessment was redeveloped to ensure the answers students provided would be unique to that student. So few questions could produce the exact same answers. This lead to the lowest Turnitin scores this course has yet seen.
Source: Self-reflection
1) Overall the unit ran well with all glitches resolved amicably 2) Reporting the 20 students in Assessment 1 for academic misconduct resulted in the best outcome, namely there were no cases to report for Assessment 2.
Work with teaching staff and students when any glitches occur as well as to continue working with students on how to prevent high similarity through cheating and plagiarism.
Action Taken
Source: Teaching team
1) The teaching team have been supportive and have communicated any issues via emails or by telephone. For instance, initially the experimentation of a new approach to Assessments tasks to produce multiple or unique student answers. The teaching staff drew on their professional judgement and knowledge to grade the assessments of each student with great results. 2) The teaching team were supportive and provided feedback during the investigation phase and outcome phase of the Academic Misconduct cases within their cohorts.
1) Develop assessments that produce answers unique to the students. 2) Communicate to the teaching team affected by Academic Conduct cases in their cohort of students during and after investigation. Support the teaching team and their students, when they report Academic Misconduct or provide additional feedback to help the Academic Misconduct Board make an informed evidence-based decision.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback
The student feedback for the unit has been positive whereby the overall level of satisfaction was 4.4/5. This is a pleasing result, given we changed the Assessment format, had a new Sydney campus lecturer start and where two graders graded the Sydney cohort. Based on a couple of informal emails from students, they were happy with the manner in which the teaching staff were dealing with any general unit inquiries and academic misconduct appeals.
1) Encourage the teaching team to manage their cohort of students as they see fit 2) Encourage the teaching team to manage any issues (including when dealing with Academic Misconduct issues) affecting their cohort of students.
Action Taken
Source: Employer feedback
Employer feedback suggests discussion forums should be mainly used by students, rather than the unit co-ordinator jumping in first to contribute to it. By allowing other students time to contribute the discussion.
Be mindful to encourage students to participate in the discussion forums on the Moodle s, rather than respond to all student queries. Give pees the opportunity to help each other out on the Moodle forums.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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