FIN211 Financial Management (8)

This subject introduces the student to the principles of financial management from a corporate perspective. The approach is to present and examine the theory and practice of investment and financing decision-making. The application of a range of analytical techniques appropriate to contemporary financial decision-making is used to evaluate business options.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: FIN211. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed FIN210, FIN281 or RMBU2639.
For former Sydney University Orange Campus students the equivalent pre-requisite is RMBU1645 and QBM117.


ACC100 and QBM117

Subject Relationships

FIN281 There is substantial overlap in subject content, but subjects are offered to different cohorts

Incompatible Subjects


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.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Introduction to financial management

Financial mathematics

Introduction to risk and rates of return

Capital budgeting concepts and methods

Issues in capital budgeting

Cost of capital

Sources of short term finance

Long term debt financing

Equity financing

Capital structure


For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.