|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 :||4 February 2023|
Finance and financial decisions are everywhere in the running of businesses. Fundamental to an understanding of basic financial knowledge is the ability to weigh the relevant costs and benefits of any decision using valuation principles and concepts. Within this framework, an understanding of financial markets and the tools available to properly analyse and assess financial information is needed so as to enable analysts and managers to apply those tools to make properly informed decisions amongst loans, investments, and projects.
This course will introduce students to financial markets, the tools and concepts of basic finance, comprehension of basic financial statements, time value of money, valuation of shares and bonds, risk and return considerations, capital budgeting and the cost of capital. It forms the first of three courses in the Finance stream and as such, should be seen as introducing many of the key concepts and foundations upon which the other two courses are built. Many of the finance concepts studied in this course have a global as well as domestic application. In addition, this course will adopt a decision making focus in the context of finance with the tools and techniques taught in this course enabling businesses to maximise the wealth of owners.