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BX2014 - Principles of Finance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject introduces finance and corporate financial decision making. It critically analyses the core professional obligations and values for enterprises operating in a sustainable society. Students compare and contrast a wealth maximisation objective and societal values to be able to provide financial solutions that maximise long run wealth maximisation. Topics include the time value of money, risk and return, cost of capital, capital structure, capital budgeting and short term financial management.

Learning Outcomes

  • compare, contrast and reconcile where possible the financial objectives of the firm;
  • critically analyse and apply finance theory and concepts to business decision making for sustainable outcomes;
  • select and interpret quantitative and qualitative data, using appropriate methodologies and applications and convey findings and recommendations for corporate planning and decision making.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical Analysis - (30%) - Group.

Special Assessment Requirements

Students are required to obtain an overall mark of 50% to pass the subject and must pass the final examination.

Prerequisites: (BU1002 OR CO1101 OR CO1002 OR CO1001 OR BU1902) AND (BU1007 OR BU1807 OR BU1010 OR MA1401 OR PY2103) OR ALLOW TO STUDY BU1002 OR BU1902 CONCURRENTLY
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU2004 CO2611 CO2601

Availabilities

Cairns, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Dr Damien Wallace
Lecturer: Mr Mohammad Azim.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours seminars - 3 hours per week
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Professor Arusha Cooray
Lecturer: Mrs Rachna Sharma.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Coordinator: Professor Arusha Cooray
Lecturer: Mrs Rachna Sharma.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Dr Damien Wallace
Lecturer: Mrs Rachna Sharma.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Huiping Zhang
Lecturer: Dr TY Thong.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities, self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities, self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 30-Nov-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Damien Wallace.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours seminars - 3 hours per week
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Trimester 3, External
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Damien Wallace.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • 10 hours online Tutorials - Online collaborate sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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