Financial Management

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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

This Financial Management unit, provided online by Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology, will equip you with the knowledge to understand the role of financial management in the corporate sector. You will come to understand the purpose and aims of financial management in a corporate setting and understand fully the nature of financial management in business.

Once you have completed this unit you will be able to explain what you have learned with confidence and professionalism, articulating clearly the key principles of financial management. Furthermore, you will be able to apply this knowledge in a practical context, working on real life examples.

Moreover, you will greatly enhance your problem solving skills in the context of financial management developing your independent thought on practical problems. Moreover you'll learn about the appropriate and most effective avenues for communication of your ideas and solutions in the corporate setting.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • Corporate Finance

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following units before starting this unit: One of the following three units:

  • Financial Information for Decision Making
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Accounting for Business

And, one of the following three units:

  • Financial Statistics
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Foundations of Statistics

Areas of study

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

  • Introduction to financial management
  • The time value of money
  • Valuing shares and bonds
  • Capital budgeting, NPV, making capital investment decisions
  • Risk and return, capital asset pricing model
  • Weighted average cost of capital
  • Financial leverage and capital structure policy

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University of Technology

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 Financial Management unit will give you a comprehensive foundation knowledge of financial management and how it fits into the corporate framework. This knowledge is essential for anyone looking for a career in accounting or finance and will also be an invaluable asset to anyone intending to work in a commercial or corporate setting.

After you complete the Financial Management unit you will have greatly developed your professional skills including presentation and research skills, and managerial skills. These skills are highly desirable by employers, as not only are you attaining a technical understanding of financial management, but you are also learning to apply this knowledge in a practical setting.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Financial Management unit from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • 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 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 HECS-HELP or 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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