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    Introduces some characteristics of financial markets, including the time value of money, calculations of fair value for bonds and stocks, risk-return trade-offs, financing criteria and history of markets, and ethics.

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    Paper title Essential Business Finance
    Subject Pathway
    EFTS 0.150
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $802.35
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    BSNS 114
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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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    Learning Outcomes

    1. Describe the basic characteristics of financial markets
    2. Solve time value of money calculations and explain how it affects financial decisions at the personal and organisational level
    3. Compare bonds and stocks, including calculation of their fair value
    4. Demonstrate the relationship between risk and return for investors
    5. Identify the factors affecting a company’s decision to borrow from a bank versus raising money from shareholders
    6. Compare different perspectives regarding the role of financial markets including te ao Māori


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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