Develop a valuable set of business skills and gain a foundational knowledge of the processes of Financial Modelling with online unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University. By studying this unit will become familiar with a range of financial models, and will gain an awareness of the features that make them applicable to real-world contexts. You will obtain an understanding of the benefits and strengths of various models, as well as their pitfalls and weaknesses.
Throughout the duration of this unit, you will practise constructing models, and will learn about the basics of model building for a range of business applications. Upon completion of this unit, you will be capable of constructing models for use across a variety of scenarios, which may occur within the fields of business, finance and commerce.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed it before, or an academic equivalent.
Areas of study
In this Financial Modelling unit, the topics you will study include:
Basic spreadsheet calculations and modelling techniques
Financial statement modelling
Valuation and leasing
Distribution of stock prices, returns and variances
Matrices and portfolio theory
Introduction to options and option strategies
Pricing options using the binomial model and Black-Scholes
Debt instruments and term structure models
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Bachelor of Business, Swinburne 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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This unit will give you the opportunity to become familiar with a range of financial and business models used in making everyday business decisions. You will learn methods for accounting for numerous variables when making decisions, and will develop the skills necessary to enable you to develop your own models in response to diverse real-life situations.
You will also develop competencies in using Excel for business modelling purposes, and will become particularly proficient in using the software in relation to finance, financial planning and accountancy.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Financial Modelling from Swinburne 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 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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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 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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