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  • Objectives
    1. Learning GoalGraduates of this degree will be:Adept at analysing and evaluating evidence in management decision making in an area of commerce specialisation.Learning objectives to achieve this goalOn successful completion of this degree students will be able to:• describe and explain the fundamental principles influencing markets and managing organisations• evaluate the impact of a variety of cultural and environmental factors on the organisation and in the market.2. Learning goalGraduates of this degree will be:Strategic and critical thinkers in relation to business, commerce and public policy related issues and in developing solutions to problems in organisations and in societyLearning objectives to achieve this goalOn successful completion of this degree students will be able to:• explain and critically analyse factors that influence decision making in firms and the economy• identify strategic issues and solutions in relation to financial problems and activity within firms.• apply knowledge of theory to analyse real and hypothetical problems in different markets both domestically and internationally.3. Learning GoalGraduates of this degree will be:Effective decision makers in business, commerce and public policy.Learning objectives to achieve this goalOn successful completion of this degree students will be able to:• Apply basic mathematical techniques to analyse business and economic data• Evaluate the applicability of various theories and techniques to business and economics related problems• Employ a range of tools of analysis’ pertinent to the evaluation of evidence in business and public sectors• Use evidenced based research techniques to support decisions• Apply ethical principles and corporate governance strategies to address real world issues and problems.4. Learning GoalGraduates of this degree will be:Competent in professional knowledge and skills in the finance discipline in preparation for entry into the finance professionLearning objectives to achieve this goalOn successful completion of this degree students will be able to:• Analyse factors affecting financial markets• Evaluate and manage risks and returns in financial markets• Explain the impact of a range of financial factors that influence the firm or asset that affect decision making.• Interpret and evaluate financial data in making investment decisions including the accounting information that supports these decisions• Apply appropriate theories and statistical tools of analysis to financial decision making
  • Academic Title
    Master of Management (Finance)
  • Course description
    Four foundation subjects:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    316-660  Managerial Economics
    The subject provides an introduction to the fundamentals of microeconomics and strategy, and applies this knowledge to a number of business and management issues. Topics to be covered include: the working of competitive markets and the determination ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    316-661  Quantitative Methods for Business
    The subject introduces students without a strong mathematical background to some of the methods used to collect, present and analyse data and to provide illustrative applications to decision problems faced by business managers. Topics will be chosen ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    325-606  Organisational Fundamentals
    This subject will introduce students to key themes and issues in management and marketing and help them to develop key management skills. The focus will be on understanding the way organisations operate in their economic and social environments and t...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    333-692  Financial Decision Making
    This subject is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to enable them to make the core investment decisions that managers face on a daily basis as well as the knowledge as to where they can find the information necessary to apply those t...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    Four compulsary subjects:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    306-660  Accounting for Decision Making
    This subject is designed to enable students to be informed users of accounting information of all types. It is divided into three parts. The first part of the subject covers the basic concepts in accounting and the terminology used by accountants. Th...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    333-642  Corporate Financial Policy
    This subject extends the analysis of capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy and corporate risk management provided in 333-641 Financial Management or 333-692 Financial Decision Making. Topics include the effect of the dividend imputati...     Semester 2     12.50

    333-693  Investment Management
    This subject is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to enable them to make the core investment management decisions that managers face on a daily basis as well as the knowledge as to where they can find the information necessary to ap...     Semester 2     12.50

    333-XXX Derivative Securities (new subject for 2010)

    Four subjects to be selected from:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    333-635  Public Sector Financial Management
    The structure of public sector finances; public sector financial accounting; the budget process; cash management and loan raising; public trading enterprises efficiency and accountability; pricing policies; revenue raising; investment appraisal.     Semester 2     12.50

    333-640  International Financial Management
    Balance of payments analysis, foreign exchange markets and terminology, international financial markets and international banking, international investments and portfolio allocation, measuring and managing foreign exchange exposure, international cap...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    333-810  Financial Spreadsheeting
    The following topics will be covered: Financial Applications using Excel: basic spreadsheeting skills, functions and the function wizard, worksheet formatting and graphics. Financial problem solving tools: Solver, Goalseek and the Analysis Toolpak. D...     Semester 2     12.50

    333-811  Treasury Management
    This subject consists of a structured reading program and assignments and a series of seminars presented by practitioners on various aspects of Treasury Management and related themes. Topics covered include issues such as treasury functions, internat...     Semester 2     12.50

    333-815  Fundamentals of Portfolio Management
    Investment principles, philosophies and processes. Application of modern portfolio theory; capital asset pricing models; equity valuation models and interest rate theory in managing various types of investment portfolios containing cash; and fixed in...     Semester 2     12.50

    333-819  Project Finance
    Definitions and examples of project financing; analysis of the risks and potential returns associated with major projects; participants involved in projects financing deals - financing techniques used in project finance; case studies of specific proj...     Semester 1     12.50

    333-820  Property Investment, Development Finance
    This subject presents the principles, concepts and methods needed to analyse an investment in an existing property, to analyse a potential property development and to raise private and public debt or capital for property investment. Discounted cash f...     Semester 1     12.50

    Four electives:
    Four free electives to be taken from the Master of Management elective subject listings.

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