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The subject is designed to equip students with the strategic management, practical and personal skills necessary to work successfully in a highly competitive global environment. Management of any business requires a thorough grounding in methods of corporate finance. This subject introduces students to various financial instruments, institutions and markets that form a part of the Australian economy and the role they play, through globalisation in the world economy.
A thorough grounding in the mathematics of finance will assist students to better understand the intricacies of the financial sector. Students will also learn how to apply finance theory and techniques to solve financial problems within an organisation.
a) Identify the functions served by financial markets and define the main classes of such markets.
b) Examine the role and importance of commercial banks and that of non-bank financial institutions in the global financial system.
c) Apply the concepts of mathematics and finance to valuing a range of financial instruments requiring discount security, compound interest and annuity application in the domestic and international market.
d) Evaluate and reflect on the relevance of the finance theories covered to real world financial events and in various business scenarios.
e) Examine the different funding options available to organisations and how the appropriate financial instruments could be selected.
Learning outcomes for this subject are assessed using a range of assessment tasks as described in the table below.