An introduction to finance by examining the theory and application of why and how financial decisions are made. Students will use Excel to help make financial decisions.
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,079.88|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,786.79|
- BSNS 108, ACFI 201
- Limited to
Dr Yongxian Tan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Advanced Finance forms one part of a set of three papers. These are designed to be taken concurrently as preparation for a full year of subsequent study.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures, tutorials and directed reading, plus computer labs using Excel.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- This paper is proposed as an essential element of the MProfAcct qualification. As
a conversion course to enable students to seek professional accreditation, there is
a need to provide a range of required study topics.
This paper focuses on finance, including investments, capital budgeting, and strategic decision-making. As well, the paper provides useful background knowledge for subsequent advanced-level papers.
Related undergraduate coverage of the same topics requires at least two full 18-point papers and two semesters. This combines the topics into a single semester paper, especially designed for the MProfAcct. The volume and intensity of study required will present a significant challenge, appropriate for more mature, postgraduate students.