BFF1001 - Foundations of finance - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Tze Choo (Caulfield)
Professor Mark Crosby (City)

Coordinator(s)

Dr Tze Choo (Caulfield)
Mr Steven Burch (Trimester A and B)
Dr Nafisa Ovi (Trimester C)

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

City (Melbourne)

  • Trimester A 2019 (On-campus)
  • Trimester B 2019 (On-campus)

Prohibitions

BFB1001, BFW1001.

Synopsis

As a foundation, this unit introduces students to the concepts of finance, financial mathematics, investment analysis, the financial system, risk management and the relationship of finances to other commercial disciplines.

Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an introductory understanding to the concepts of finance in preparation for additional study in the discipline
  2. describe the foundation concepts of finance
  3. relate the concepts of finance to other commercial disciplines.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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