Finance and Investment

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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.

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About this unit

Professionals working in finance, accounting or business will benefit immensely from this online Finance and Investment unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia.

The unit is delivered entirely online for your convenience, and is designed to give you a detailed understanding of the role of financial investment in a corporate environment.

The unit teaches students about the interaction between stakeholders, firms and the economy via the financial market, covers financing issues concerning an organisation’s capital structure, and trains students to analyse a firm’s investment projects and funding arrangements.

Eligibility

To be eligible for enrolment you must have successfully completed the following units:

Areas of study

In this finance unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The role of financial management and the tax environment
  • The time value of money – interest rate principles
  • The time value of money – multiple cash flows and valuation principles
  • Risk and rates of return
  • Valuation of bonds and shares
  • Capital budgeting – concepts and methods
  • Capital budgeting – cash flow identification and project ranking conflicts
  • Risk in capital budgeting
  • Cost of capital

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit is a smart choice for finance, accounting and business professionals looking to expand their skills and gain a deeper understanding of financial investment for businesses.

Once you complete the unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand different models and instruments used for valuing debt and equity, and be aware of their limitations
  • Critically reflect upon methods used for evaluating investment decisions
  • Rationalise your choice of funding forms, and explain their value to the firm
  • Evaluate and address the conflicting requirements of retaining investments that provide profits and returns to owners on an international stage

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Finance and Investment from University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

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