FINAN200-19B (TGA)

Financial Management 1

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 covers capital budgeting, capital structure and working capital management. Three key important questions are answered in
this course: What long-term investments should the firm take on? Where will we get the long-term financing to pay for the investment? How will we manage the everyday financial activities of the firm?
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Paper Structure

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Provide quick access to the whys and how of dealing with the three most important questions in finance: Capital Budgeting, Capital Structure and Working Capital Management. Provide easy to understand information, including equations and examples that can be quickly applied to most problems of corporate finance.


All students should attend the workshop each week. Workshops commence in the second week of the semester.

Moodle discussion forum

Participate in the Moodle discussion forum every week. A discussion topic will be uploaded every week. You will need to participate and express your understanding of the issue through the Moodle discussion forum.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Learning Outcome 1
    Identify the difference between accounting income and cash flow. Realise how to determine a firm’s cash flows. Be aware of where to find the information to calculate cash flow.
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  • Learning Outcome 2
    Understand how to calculate risk and return and the relation between them. Develop the security market line with an intuitive approach that bypasses much of the usual portfolio theory. Realize the CAPM model and discuss beta estimation.
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  • Learning Outcome 3
    Understand how to determine a firm's cost of equity capital, cost of debt & overall cost of capital. Explain the effects of financial leverage on cash flows & the cost of equity
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  • Learning Outcome 4
    Understand how to compute the operating cycle and the cash cycle. Identify the differences between a flexible short term financing policy and a restrictive one. Explain the pros and cons of each.
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  • Learning Outcome 5
    Explain and understand how exchange rates are quoted and what they mean. Identify the difference between spot and forward rates. Realize and explain purchasing power parity and interest rate parity. Be aware of international capital budgeting.
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Assessment is by the components as listed below and a final exam.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Pre-test assessment
14 Jul 2019
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Moodle Discussion
All Completed
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
3.  Assignment I
11 Aug 2019
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Mid-term Test
3 Sep 2019
5:00 PM
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Assignment II
29 Sep 2019
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Exam
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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Fundamentals of Corporate Finance by Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan (10/11th ED).
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Recommended Readings

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Corporate Finance by Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan.
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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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The course has 48 (4 X 12) contact hours (lectures and tutorials). The rest of the 150 hours expected workload in this 15-point paper can be distributed as follows: 20 hours to complete the Assignment, 24 hours to prepare for and attend the Midterm Test and 58 hours to prepare for and attend the Final Exam.
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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 decision. 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 bonus must be coordinated with finance. Finance and information system are related because finance decisions rely on information. Last but not least, there are four ps of marketing, product, price, place and promotion. Clearly, the price and promotion, e.g., advisement are related to finance.
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Prerequisite papers: FINA201 or FINAN101




Restricted papers: FINA311, FINA510

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