ACC515 Accounting & Finance (8)


This subject integrates the study of the accounting and finance functions of the firm in the context of a global financial institutional environment. The subject examines the objectives of corporate finance and develops specific student competencies pertinent to corporate treasury management and institutional finance.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusCSU Study Centre Brisbane
On CampusCSU Study Centre Melbourne
On CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
On CampusPort Macquarie
Session 2
On CampusCSU Study Centre Brisbane
On CampusCSU Study Centre Melbourne
On CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ACC515
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

Assumed knowledge in this subject is equivalent to that covered in ACC566.

Enrolment restrictions

Postgraduate students only. Not available to students who have completed FIN510, FIN516 or FIN571.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
FIN510 FIN516 FIN571 FIN516 Subjects have overlapping content
FIN510 Subjects have overlapping content
FIN571 Subjects have overlapping content

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate and explain the congruence of accounting, finance and treasury functions;
  • be able to explain and critique the objectives of financial management in contemporary organisations;
  • be able to critically evaluate mainstream financial theory and concepts;
  • be able to discuss and evaluate ethical considerations in financial dealings;
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate communication skills in the context of corporate finance; and
  • be able to demonstrate specific technical competencies and skills in utilising quantitative techniques in financial analysis.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • introduction to financial management and the Australian taxation system;
  • financial markets;
  • financial mathematics;
  • credit management & short-term financing;
  • introduction to risk and rates of return;
  • valuation of bonds and shares;
  • capital budgeting concepts & methods;
  • issues in capital budgeting;
  • other approaches to evaluating risk in project evaluation;
  • cost of capital;
  • long-term debt finance;
  • shares & convertible securities;
  • capital structure;
  • dividend policy;


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 19 March 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.