REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED TEXTS AND/OR MATERIALS
The required textbook for this unit is Finance Principles 2e published by McGraw-Hill. This is a customised textbook for use in the Finance Principles unit, based on chapters from Principles of Corporate Finance, 12th edition by Brealey, Myers, Allen 2014 McGraw-Hill and Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 8th edition by Brealey, Myers, Marcus 2015 McGraw-Hill.
This customised textbook is available as either a print book or eBook. Details of the two versions are shown below:
- Additional readings are included in iLearn.
- Students should assume these readings are assessable unless otherwise advised.
- Financial calculations can be performed in either Excel or a financial calculator.
- If you purchase a financial calculator, it must be able to handle time value of money, logs and power calculations. The Hewlett Packard calculator hp17bII+, Hewlett Packard hp12C-PT and Texas Instruments BA II Plus are suitable for this unit.
Assumed Knowledge: Mathematical content
- Finance has a high level of numerate content. Consequently this unit is, in parts, mathematical and arithmetical. The applied nature of this unit means the focus is on application of knowledge rather than complex mathematical derivations. What's important is that you are comfortable working with numbers and are not afraid to use formulas to solve problems in finance.
- The "Essential Maths" document in iLearn can be used to revise your maths skills.
Assumed Access: Access to a computer with word processing and spreadsheet capability is assumed, as is general student computer literacy. A recent version of Excel is the preferred choice of spreadsheet.
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
This is an online unit which will make use of the University's iLearn system.
Unit's iLearn Site:
- Found by logging on to iLearn ilearn.mq.edu.au, then clicking on AFCP810 Finance Principles.
- This is where you will find forums, downloadable resources and links to important pages.
- The forum allows you to communicate with other students and lecturer(s) and may provide supplementary material.
- You are requested to post your questions on the forums at least 24 hours prior to the assignment submission date or the examination date. Questions posted after that time may not be answered. Please try to not leave your questions to the last few days.
- It is important that you familiarise yourself with the unit’s iLearn site.
- All students should check iLearn regularly and look for updates and distribution of materials related to the unit or assessments and participate in forum discussions.