FIN350 Strategic Financial Management (8)

This subject examines the principle of adding value for shareholders through the selective restructuring of assets, liabilities and capital in the corporate organisation. The subject uses a case study method of instruction to expose students to actual financial decision making situations. In this way students draw on knowledge gained in previous subjects to analyse problems and strategic issues faced by the financial manager in the contemporary business environment.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: FIN350. 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Accounting and Finance

Assumed Knowledge
FIN221 and FIN230

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain how financial management relates to general corporate policy;
  • be able to evaluate real world issues and problems faced by the financial manager, by being able to select appropriate financial techniques;
  • be able to analyse financial data and provide a decision on a course of action that is in the best interest of firm shareholders; and
  • be able to analyse and account for risk in the decision making process.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • agency relationship and corporate governance;
  • long term investing decisions;
  • long term financing decisions;
  • short term financing Issues; and
  • mergers and acquisitions.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of FIN350 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Assessment task 1: online test
5
2
Assessment task 2: assignment part 1
20
3
Assessment task 3: assignment part 2
25
4
Assessment task 4: final exam
50

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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