• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Financial Management
  • Areas of interest Finance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.

This course is designed to familiarise Master of Business Administration students with the components of the financial system as well as to introduce them to the three basic ideas underpinning finance: the time value of money; diversification; and, arbitrage. The aim of the course is to provide Master of Business Administration students with introductory exposure to financial transactions, institutions and markets including money markets, stock markets, foreign exchange, derivative markets and contracts. It provides students with a solid foundation of finance knowledge for a senior management career.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Describe financial transactions, institutions and markets, including money markets, stock markets, foreign exchange, derivatives markets and contracts.
  2. Explain the ideas behind the time value of money.
  3. Discuss the concept of diversification, including the risk and return relationship.
  4. Gauge the value of cash flows relating to a number of financial instruments as well as diverse projects under consideration by the firm.
  5. Evaluate optimal weights for a portfolio comprising of multiple financial assets.
  6. Integrate tailored derivative contracts for risk management purposes using the concepts of arbitrage.
  7. Source financial evidence and data to inform management practice and ethical decision-making.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

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Workload

Students are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work in this course. This will include at least 3 contact hours per week and up to 7 hours of private study time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with FINM1001 and FINM7006.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the Class Summary

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3096 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

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