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FIN8201 Finance for Executives

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business and Law
School or Department : School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Version produced : 19 April 2014

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Synopsis

This course will introduce students to financial markets, the tools and concepts of basic finance, comprehension of basic financial statements, time value of money, valuation of shares and bonds, risk and return considerations, capital budgeting and the cost of capital. It forms the first of three courses in the Finance stream and as such, should be seen as introducing many of the key concepts and foundations upon which the other two courses are built. Given the far reaching consequences of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009 it is clear that any discussion or examination of finance must incorporate a global perspective. To this extent, the content of the course involves a brief examination of international financial markets and institutions as well as a more detailed examination of the operations of the derivatives market. Similarly, many of the finance concepts studies in this course have a global as well as domestic application. In addition, this course will adopt a decision making focus in the context of finance with the tools and techniques taught in this course enabling businesses to maximise the wealth of owners.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 External
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba