ACC515 Accounting and 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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

FIN571 Subjects have overlapping content
FIN516 Subjects have overlapping content
FIN510 Subjects have overlapping content

Incompatible 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.


This 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;

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ACC515 in Session 3 2020. 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
Value %
Assessment 1 online test
Financial math assignment
Capital budgeting assignment
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.