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MMBA8035 – Finance for Managers

2021 – MGSM term 1, Intensive attendance, North Ryde

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Shane Magee
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Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
MGSM840 or MMBA8040
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

The fundamentals of financial management are introduced from the perspective of the finance manager in a firm, namely those making investment, financing and dividend decisions. Finance theory is applied with the aim of providing a coherent framework and insights to assist in forming reasoned judgements. Case studies and financial planning models are used to provide context. The unit covers methods used in evaluating investment projects, assessing risk for competing projects, valuation and capital structure.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Apply finance theory, frameworks and methods to form evidence-based and strategic investment solutions for a range of problems.
  • ULO2: Evaluate the implications of a firm’s finance and investment decisions/strategies for stakeholders both as an individual and a group.
  • ULO3: Analyse and employ models of business finance performance to measure and track the firm’s value creation across the firm’s operations both as an individual and a group.

General Assessment Information

Extensions and Penalties:

No extensions will be granted. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission – 20% penalty). This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for special consideration is made and approved. No submission will be accepted after solutions/results/feedback have been posted.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Online Quiz 10% No Refer to iLearn
Company Valuation 40% No Refer to iLearn
Final Examination 50% No Refer to Timetable

Online Quiz

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 5 hours
Due: Refer to iLearn
Weighting: 10%

 

A one hour online quiz will be due early in the session. The online quiz will be taken at home and submitted in iLearn.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply finance theory, frameworks and methods to form evidence-based and strategic investment solutions for a range of problems.

Company Valuation

Assessment Type 1: Report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 25 hours
Due: Refer to iLearn
Weighting: 40%

 

Students will work in a group to undertake a financial valuation of a listed company. The submission will be up to 3,000 words.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Evaluate the implications of a firm’s finance and investment decisions/strategies for stakeholders both as an individual and a group.
  • Analyse and employ models of business finance performance to measure and track the firm’s value creation across the firm’s operations both as an individual and a group.

Final Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Refer to Timetable
Weighting: 50%

 

A two hour closed book examination will be held during University Examination Period.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply finance theory, frameworks and methods to form evidence-based and strategic investment solutions for a range of problems.
  • Evaluate the implications of a firm’s finance and investment decisions/strategies for stakeholders both as an individual and a group.
  • Analyse and employ models of business finance performance to measure and track the firm’s value creation across the firm’s operations both as an individual and a group.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Recommended Text

Berk, J., DeMarzo, P., Harford, J., Ford, G., & Mollica, V., 2017, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 3rd Edition, Pearson, ISBN: 9781488611001

For information on textbook prices and online ordering, please refer to Pearson’s at http://www.pearson.com.au/products/A-C-Berk-DeMarzo-Harford-Ford-Mollic/A-C-Berk-Jonathan-et-al/Fundamentals-of-Corporate-Finance/9781488611001?R=9781488611001

or

booktopia at https://www.booktopia.com.au/fundamentals-of-corporate-finance-jonathan-berk/book/9781488611001.html

Unit Schedule

This unit will be taught online this term. The teaching blocks for this term are:

January 22-24; and

February 13-14.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.