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BU2004 - Financial Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject will develop a framework for understanding financing and managing the resources of a business. Managers are concerned with acquiring, financing and managing the business's assets in a challenging environment. The ability to adapt and expand your knowledge base will be developed through examining short-term financial management, the time value of money, capital budgeting, capital structure and risk, allowing you to embrace innovations borne of changing contexts. This subject is compulsory for students wishing to satisfy professional accreditation requirements in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Learning Outcomes

  • self-identify misconceptions and common mistakes in financial management;
  • develop an understanding of the logic of financial decision making as an integrating theme;
  • develop disciplinary knowledge and computational ability in selected topics;
  • acquire life long learning skills through collaboratively contributing to peer learning through discussion, feedback and marking.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: ((BU1002 OR CO1101 OR CO1002 OR CO1001 OR BU1902) AND (BU1007 OR BU1010 OR MA1401))
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO2611 CO2601

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - The class contact is based upon an inductive approach thus in-class activities will involve periods of supervised student activity, lectures, individual and group work.
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); (20%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - The class contact is based upon an inductive approach thus in-class activities will involve periods of supervised student activity, lectures, individual and group work.
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); staged (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials - 12 hours of tutorials OR 12 hours of online learning activities
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars - Computer workshop
Assessment: end of semester exam (65%); quizzes or tests (11%); online financial problems - tests (12%); reflective journal (12%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials - 12 hours of tutorials OR 12 hours of online learning activities.
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars - Computer workshop
Assessment: end of semester exam (65%); quizzes or tests (11%); online financial problems-tests (12%); reflective journal (12%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - The class contact is based upon an inductive approach thus in-class activities will involve periods of supervised student activity, lectures, individual and group work.
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); staged (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials - 12 hours of tutorials OR 12 hours of online learning activities
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars - Computer workshops
Assessment: end of semester exam (65%); quizzes or tests (11%); online financial problems - tests (12%); reflective journal (12%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials - 12 hours of tutorials OR 12 hours of online activities
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars - Computer workshop
Assessment: end of semester exam (65%); quizzes or tests (11%); online financial problems - tests (12%); reflective journal (12%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - The class contact is based upon an inductive approach thus in-class activities will involve periods of supervised student activity, lectures, individual and group work.
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); staged (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

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