MGT8072 Property Ownership Management
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/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.
The course examines the following: (1) an introduction to the concept of property ownership and investment, (2) an overview of property as an asset, (3) alternative investment strategies that are available, (4) measures of property investment performance, (5) the use and application of Cost Benefit Analysis in property economics, (6) the use and application of various forms of cash flow analysis for the property market, (7) the use and application of discounted cash flow analysis for long term investment in property assets, (8) the various options and sources available for funding of property ownership, (9) financial structures suitable for property ownership, (10) valuation of property as an asset, (11) the effects of taxation on property ownership and investment, and (12) management of risk in property ownership. The course is structured to provide a broad overview of the financial and economic implications of property ownership and asset management, and is not designed to provide a high level of economic skills. The course does not require any prior study of economics, but does require students to develop basic spreadsheet skills in carrying out financial cash flow analyses. Formerly FIN8072 Property Ownership.