Financial Management

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

This online unit in Financial Management from RMIT University, delivered by Open Universities Australia, will provide you with an in-depth knowledge and range of skills to enable you to effectively manage corporate finances.

Outlining how both financial markets and markets for goods and services function, you will study the main principles of microeconomics, from supply and demand analysis, to the role of information in decision making. With a focus on valuation, diversification, long-term investment and risk management, the unit will provide you with the skills to employ financial theory and analytical tools to solve the challenges facing financial decision makers.

The unit will also provide an understanding of how to evaluate and analyse alternatives, ensuring effective financial management.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Be accepted into the MBA (Executive)

AND

  • Have successfully completed or be enrolled in the unit, Business in a Global Context

AND

  • Have not already completed this unit, or is its academic equivalent Finance and Accounting for Business Decisions

Areas of study

In this Financial Management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Demand and supply analysis
  • Markets and resources
  • Market structures: monopoly, oligopoly, etc.
  • Pricing
  • Financial decision making
  • Financial mathematics
  • Valuing debt and equity
  • Project evaluation 1
  • Project evaluation 2
  • Risk and return
  • Capital structure and weighted average cost of capital
  • Dividend policy

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • MBA (Executive), 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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

By completing this unit, you will walk away with a solid understanding of microeconomic theory, including supply and demand theory, market structures (such as monopoly and oligarchy), pricing and debt. As such you will be able to effectively solve problems in the field of financial management as you consider alternative models and analyse different strategies.

In addition, you will be able to analyse risks associated with alternative solutions, and provide logical rationale for making your financial decisions. This unit will provide you with an understanding of the theoretical approach to portfolio diversification, as well as the relationship between risk and return, giving you the skills and expertise to successfully manage corporate finances at an executive level.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Financial Management from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be 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 a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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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).

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