BUSDEV 712 : Financial Management

Business and Economics

2021 Quarter Four (1218) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

Develops an understanding of the financial implications of the decisions managers make and methods for ensuring clear communication of those decisions to various primary and secondary stakeholders. Fundamental techniques and tools required to manage finances and accounts are examined including assessing business feasibility, identifying suitable sources of financing and effectively communicating financial performance information.

Course Overview

The Financial Management course is designed to help participants gain an appreciation of the role financial managers play within the management team as they seek to create wealth for shareholders in particular and all other stakeholders in general.
In particular the course challenges participants to gain insight into how financial managers make decisions concerning investing in real assets, financing capital investment and creating value to shareholders.

Course Requirements

Restriction: BUSADMIN 765, 775

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
Capability 2: Critical Thinking
Capability 3: Solution Seeking
Capability 4: Communication and Engagement

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and analyse a corporation's challenge in optimally achieving shareholder objectives in uncertain business contexts and propose strategies to overcome these challenges. (Capability 1, 2 and 3)
  2. Analyse situations involving cash flows occurring at different points in time by applying the concept of time value of money (Capability 1)
  3. Evaluate Investment projects by applying various capital budgeting techniques and justify the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4.1 and 4.2)
  4. Critically analyse the relationship between risk and return in the context of finance and examine its implications for discount rates and asset values. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4.1 and 4.2)


Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Case Analysis 1 30% Individual Coursework
Case Analysis 2 40% Individual Coursework
Group Assignment 30% Group Coursework
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2 3 4
Case Analysis 1
Case Analysis 2
Group Assignment

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 150 hours per course for each 15 point course in which they are enrolled.

For this course, you can expect to spend about 15 hours per week on course related activities; e.g., reading and thinking about the content, and work on assignments.

Delivery Mode


The course will include live on-line seminar events. Those will be recorded, and so attending those events 'in real time' is optional.

In addition, there will be on-line office hours where you can talk with the teaching staff.

Attendance on campus is not required for any component of the course.

Where possible, all study material will be available when the course begins

This course runs to the University's quarter timetable and all the associated completion dates and deadlines will apply. 

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

Digital Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and your assessment is fair, and not compromised. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the University Website for information about how to proceed.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.


Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course you may be asked to submit your coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. The final decision on the completion mode for a test or examination, and remote invigilation arrangements where applicable, will be advised to students at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date of the assessment, or in the case of an examination when the examination timetable is published.

Published on 18/01/2021 01:11 p.m.