FIN1101 Introduction to Financial Management (FOBUS)
Units 1.0 (Banking and Finance) Band 3A
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to USQConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.
This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts and tools of financial management. The objective of the financial manager is to maximise the market value of the firm's shares. In this course, the techniques that are used by financial managers to make decisions that are consistent with their efforts to increase the market value of the firm's shares are examined. The concepts and tools that are covered include the valuation of future cash flows, the valuation of shares and bonds, capital budgeting, risk and return, capital structure, dividend policy and short and long term financing. The construction of the course is guided by the requirements of professional accrediting bodies such as the ICAA and CPA. Whilst the main focus of the course is the Australian business environment, the tools are quite general and apply with only minor changes to most business environments.