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Managerial Finance

  • Qualification:

    Postgraduate unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    12 weeks

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    RMIT University

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Course Unit
A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

What you'll learn

About this unit

This online unit, offered by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University, aims to give you a guide to how firms and businesses come to make financial decisions, and how these decisions are informed by the state of the market as a whole.

In studying this unit, you will look into various techniques of mathematical finance, and you'll also learn how debt is valued and equity secured. Managerial Finance also aims to give you an insight into how corporations budget and manage capital, with risk also playing a large part in this.

The unit is part of the Master of Business Administration at RMIT, so is bound to be of interest if you're looking to enhance your financial leadership skills.

Managerial Finance is assessed in three different ways: a closed-book invigilated exam counts for 50% of your final mark, while a mid-study period test and quizzes make up the remaining 50%.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), RMIT University

You must also have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Introduction to Business Management

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

Areas of study

In this Managerial Finance unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to corporate finance
  • Time value of money and discounted cash flow valuation
  • Valuation of bonds and stocks
  • Project evaluation
  • Capital investment decisions
  • Capital structure - equity and debts
  • Cost of capital and capital structure
  • Risk and return
  • Efficient capital markets
  • Dividends and other payouts
  • Derivatives and hedging risk
  • International corporate finance
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Career outcomes

This unit is indispensable for those who want to pursue a career in economics, as it is fairly holistic in terms of the ground it covers. Your skills in financial costing, evaluation and management will also be enhanced should you successfully complete this unit. Managerial Finance would be particularly beneficial if you're keen to work in the fields of auditing and accounting, as the techniques and theory learned during the unit will be utilised in both these careers. The analysis of business reports and an understanding of financial modelling is particularly vital in both areas of employment.

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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