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BX2014 - Principles of Finance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
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;
  • work collaboratively and creatively to apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies in corporate financial decision making.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • assignment and reflection (25%)
  • mid semester test (25%).

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)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU2004 CO2611 CO2601

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.