Learning and Teaching Activities
There are 3 hours of face-to-face teaching per week consisting of 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial.
The schedule of lecture and tutorial class times is available at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au
Lectures will be held weekly. Lecture notes will be available in the week of the lecture, at the iLearn weekly tabs.
Tutorials will be held weekly, commencing in Week 1. No tutorials are scheduled for Week 10. Tutorials are considered compulsory. Attendance will be recorded and may be considered in instances where Disruption to Studies applications are made or applications are made for withdrawal without penalty.
Tutorial enrolment or change of tutorial can be made through eStudent in the first two weeks of the semester. No tutorial changes are allowed after Week 2. Students should check on eStudent for their tutorial room, especially as tutorial room allocations may have been changed since time of enrolment. Students should attend only their allocated tutorial.
Students are expected to complete the ‘Tutorial Questions’ as a self-directed study activity before attending a tutorial. Solutions will be posted after the week in which the questions are discussed. Additional learning support will be available in tutor consultation times, and in PAL sessions.
Parino, R. et al. 2014. Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (Australian 2nd Ed.). Milton, QLD: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
e-text version (cheapest) ISBN : ISBN : 978-0-7303-0571-2 http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/fundamentals-of-corporate-finance-2nd-edition/
The Wileyplus add-on should not be purchased for ACST101.
hardcopy alternative: ISBN : 978-0-7303-0542-2
Technology Used and Required
A calculator will be required during the Week 10 In Class Test (ICT), and the Final Examination. Note: students are expected to clearly show all steps (workings) in their solutions to 'calculation' questions.
Non-programmable calculators with no text-retrieval functionality are permitted. Calculators that have a full alphabet on the keyboard are not permitted. Graphics calculators are not permitted. Calculators need the following minimum functionality: xy or ^, 1/x and log or ln functions, and a memory. Non-programmable financial calculators are permitted but it is not a requirement to use a financial calculator.
Students are expected to by Week 1 be familiar at least with the basic operation of their calculator.
Students are expected to by Week 1 be familiar at least with the basic operation of their computing device, ensuring the device is Wi-Fi enabled to access lecture activities in 'real-time'.
Students should have access to Excel software, and are expected to in Week 1 have viewed the 'Excel Tutorials' in iLearn 'Kick-Start'. Excel will be used in lectures and tutorials from Week 1. A review of Excel fundamentals and time value of money functionality is scheduled for the Week 4 lecture. To maximise the benefit of the Week 4 lecture content, we strongly recommend students to engage with Excel from Week 1. Students should refer to iLearn for links to obtain free access to Excel software.
Knowledge of Maths
A background of at least HSC General Mathematics or equivalent numerical competency is assumed. A small self-diagnostic online Maths Revision exercise will be available on iLearn in Week 1. The self-diagnostic exercise is not assessable but may assist in providing an indication of your understanding of the type of mathematics functions we will use in the unit. Students requiring assistance with the unit's mathematical elements throughout the term may consult with the Numeracy Centre team during appointed hours (no appointment needed). Students without HSC General Mathematics or equivalent, are best advised to not undertake ACST101 until completing a math unit (MATH123 or ECON131).