FINAN101-22H (HAM)

Introduction to Finance

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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This paper introduces the three core areas of finance -- financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also examines applications of corporate finance concepts to personal finance.
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Paper Structure

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Lectures

Provide quick access to the whys and hows of dealing with the questions in finance. Provide easy-to-understand information, including equations and examples that can be quickly applied to the problems of finance. The PowerPoint slides are uploaded onto Moodle for students to download and study before the lectures.

Tutorials

All students should attend one tutorial session (two hours) per week. The PowerPoint slides are uploaded onto Moodle for students to download and study before the tutorials. The slides with answers will also be uploaded to Moodle after each tutorial.

Students Engagement

Due to the uncertainty of the current situation, FINAN101-22H (HAM) will be delivered via a Flexi mode. All students are highly encouraged to attend lectures and tutorials either in person or via ZOOM. Besides, all lectures and tutorials will be recorded via Panopto for students' further study and review.

Mobile Phones and Cross Chats

As a courtesy to others, students are strongly urged not to disrupt lecture sessions by using mobile phones and cross chatting during these sessions. Students are advised to disable their mobile phones during lectures.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Learning outcomes
    • Explain the opportunities and constraints facing business managers and investors and how business managers and investors participate in capital markets. [LO1]
    • Define the concepts of valuation, liquidity, and risk-return relationships and employ these concepts to analyse business/investment/personal finance decisions [LO2]
    • Analyse investor decision-making pertaining to asset valuation and determining trading strategies. [LO3]
    • Define capital budgeting and employ the concept to analyse business/investment/personal finance decisions. [LO4]
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Content/Foundational Skill
Both critical-thinking and problem-solving questions will be included in the Assignment, Midterm test, and Final Test.
The critical-thinking questions (i.e., short essay questions) will be evaluated by Communication Skills, Professionalism and Innovation. There is an expectation that students demonstrate academic integrity when they attempt the assignment in this paper. Moreover, referencing academic research articles to answer the questions will be rewarded in terms of marks (But referencing non-academic websites, such as Investopedia, will not have a reward), which could motivate students to achieve effective academic reading. The critical-thinking questions also allow for the evaluation of effective academic reading by students as their answers will demonstrate their understanding of the concepts explored in the paper. And the short essay questions require students to demonstrate their business writing ability. For the problem-solving questions (i.e., calculation questions), students are required to show all their workings. These questions require students to perform calculations on data and then to demonstrate their understandings of the numbers calculated, and thus equip students with numeracy skills/using data.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Quiz 1
10 Jan 2022
No set time
5
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2. Quiz 2
17 Jan 2022
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Midterm Test
24 Jan 2022
4:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment
28 Jan 2022
11:30 PM
25
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5. Quiz 3
31 Jan 2022
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Quiz 4
7 Feb 2022
No set time
5
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7. Final Test
15 Feb 2022
4:00 PM
30
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook: Finance Essentials, 1st Edition (2018) by Kidwell, Brimble, Mazzola, Morkel-Kingsbury, James Australian edition John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd 2018
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Recommended Readings

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RECOMMENDED READINGS

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 11ED, Ross et al.

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Other Resources

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Reading list,

https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/F9A1CB5C-DF10-6CA1-D47F-D6FFC12BC3B7.html?lang=en-US&login=1

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Online Support

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Lecture slides, tutorial resources and related teaching materials will be available in Moodle.
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Workload

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The course has 24 contact hours (lectures and tutorials). The rest of the 150 hours expected workload in this 15-point paper can be distributed as follows: 30 hours to complete the Assignment, 40 hours to prepare for and attend the Mid-term Test, and 60 hours to prepare for and attend the Final Test.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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There is a significant interrelationship between finance and non-finance areas. First, finance and accounting are related since accounting information is needed for finance decisions. Second, finance and economics are related because economic activity and policy affect finance decisions, and vice versa. Finance and management are related because the management decisions, such as setting salary, hiring new staff and paying bonuses must be coordinated with finance. Finance and information systems are related because finance decisions rely on information. Last but not least, there are the four p's of marketing, product, price, place and promotion. Clearly, the price and promotion, e.g., advisement are related to finance.
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