Finance Principles (AFCP810)

This unit provides students with the key building blocks of finance within a single unifying conceptual framework. Students will be introduced to three of the key ideas in finance: the analysis of trade-offs over time, asset valuation and risk management. These concepts will then be applied to the following subfields of finance: corporate finance, investments, and financial markets and institutions. 

As an introduction to the unit, please watch Dr. Shane Magee, Program Director Graduate Certificate of Finance, explaining the framework of Finance Principles:

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain the role of financial institutions and markets in the economy and evaluate their effectiveness in allocating resources over time and transferring risk.
  2. Explain and demonstrate how time value of money concepts and discounted cash flow techniques are used in the analysis of financial decisions of individuals and firms.
  3. Explain and assess the key theories, concepts and models used in asset valuation, risk management, and portfolio theory.
  4. Apply key theories, concepts and models to develop solutions to problems in asset valuation, risk management, and portfolio theory.
  5. Explain and assess the key theories and concepts used in the analysis of a firm's financing decision.

Topics:

  1. Essential Pre-work
  2. Introduction to Finance
  3. Financial Markets and Institutions
  4. Time Value of Money
  5. Valuation of Financial Assets
  6. Analysing the Firm's Investment Decision
  7. Analysing the Firm's Financing Decision
  8. Risk Management
  9. Portfolio Theory

Prerequisite Units:

Lecturers:

Shane Magee

Unit Guides:

Finance Principles - The link will provide a list of guides for this unit. If the desired term/location is not listed, please view the latest one available.

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