No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

FIN281 Finance (8)


This subject introduces the student to the principles of financial management from a corporate perspective. The approach is to present and examine the theories and practices of investment, financing and dividend decision-making; and to examine the application of a range of analytical techniques appropriate to contemporary financial decision making.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: FIN281
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Accounting and Finance

Assumed Knowledge

ACC100 and QBM117

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Business Studies students only. Not available to students who have completed FIN211 or FIN210.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
FIN211 FIN211 This subject is identical to FIN211, except for mode of delivery and method of assessment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to identify, analyse and solve financial problems confronting business enterprises, particularly problems relating to corporate investment, asset management and financing decisions;
- be able to employ analytical techniques, using contemporary electronic aids appropriate to financial decision making;
- be able to analyse the impact of economic, legal and tax changes on the financial position of the firm;
- be able to demonstrate critical evaluation and communication skills relating to the scope, methodology, role, objectives and ethics of financial management within business organisations.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Introduction to financial management in an Australian context Financial mathematics Introduction to risk and return Capital budgeting concepts and methods Identification and valuation of sources of finance Capital structure Dividend policy


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.