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.
The MProfAcct is open to graduates who have a bachelor's degree in any discipline and wish to obtain a post graduate qualification in accounting.
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,101.55|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,026.17|
- BSNS 108, ACFI 201
- Limited to
Bachelors degree in any discipline with minimum of a B+ grade average.
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.
Dr Yongxian Tan (email@example.com)
- 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.