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FINC303 Financial Management

Uses finance cases to develop the tools and analytical skills necessary to make financial decisions.

Paper title Financial Management
Paper code FINC303
Subject Finance
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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FINC 202 and (ACFI 201 or ACCT 233 or FINC 206)
Schedule C

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Helen Roberts

Paper Structure

The paper is based on case analysis and is intended to increase your understanding of finance principles studied in FINC 206 and FINC 202. For the most part, cases are based on a situation that an actual firm has faced in the past, and your task is to analyse the situation and recommend a value-creating course of action that could be taken by the managers of the firm under consideration. Assigned tasks consist of both group and individual work and provide the opportunity to improve your written and oral communications skills.

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is taught by lectures.


Textbooks are not required for this paper

Course outline
View the course outline for FINC 303
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, you should be able to:
  1. Apply financial knowledge in a business context
  2. Have the ability to critically evaluate arguments and draw conclusions supported by appropriate evidence
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how organisations create value through the integrated production and distribution of goods, services and information
  4. Have effective written communication skills
  5. Deliver an effective oral presentation on an actual business case
  6. Demonstrate an ability to find, evaluate and use information effectively
  7. Comprehend and use appropriate quantitative concepts and methods to interpret and critically evaluate data

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41