FINAN10123H (HAM)
Introduction to Finance
15 Points
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Martin Bai
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What this paper is about
How this paper will be taught
Provide quick access to the whys and hows of dealing with the questions in finance. Provide easytounderstand 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.
Required Readings
Textbook: Finance Essentials, 1st Edition (2018) by Kidwell, Brimble, Mazzola, MorkelKingsbury, James Australian edition John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd 2018
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessments
How you will be assessed
Content/Foundational Skill
Both criticalthinking and problemsolving questions will be included in either quizzes, assignments, the midterm test, or the final test.
The criticalthinking 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 nonacademic websites, such as Investopedia, will not have a reward), which could motivate students to achieve effective academic reading. The criticalthinking 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 problemsolving questions (i.e., calculation questions), students are required to show all their workings. These questions require students to perform calculations on data and then demonstrate their understanding of the numbers calculated, thus equipping students with numeracy skills/using data.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam.