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FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


This is an introductory finance course which presents basic financial concepts and tools for students without any prior knowledge of finance. The main focus of this course is to provide conceptual frameworks and introduce specialised tools to help students understand on how to create market value for the firm. The focus on market value contributes a unique finance-based perspective that assists students to develop a broader understanding of the management and operation of business enterprises.

The objective of the financial manager is to create market value for shareholders. In this course, the concepts and tools that are needed to make decisions consistent with an increase in the market value of the firm's shares are examined. The concepts and tools that are covered include free cash flow, interest rates and market efficiency, the time value of money and the valuation of future cash flows, risk and return, bond and share valuation, capital budgeting, the cost of capital, working capital management, capital structure and dividend policy.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023