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
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Port Macquarie
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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

Postgraduate students only. Not available to students who have completed FIN510, FIN516 or FIN571.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Subject Relationships
FIN516 Subjects have overlapping contentFIN510 Subjects have overlapping contentFIN571 Subjects have overlapping content
Incompatable Subjects
FIN510 FIN516 FIN571
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;
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.