FIN571 Managerial Finance (8)

This subject introduces the student to some managerial decisions that are made with regard to the financial operations of the firm. Skills are developed in the identification and analysis of financial problems which will allow the student to make informed judgements with regards to the day-to-day financial operations of the firm as well as its long term strategy and position. Students are introduced to the commercial environment in which the firm operates, as it relates to its financial situation.


Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: FIN571. 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

Only available to postgraduate students. Not available to students who have completed ACC515, FIN516 or FIN510

Subject Relationships

ACC515 Similar content
FIN501 Similar content
FIN516 Similar content
FIN510 Similar content

Incompatible Subjects

ACC515, FIN510, FIN516

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting functions;
  • be able to evaluate the firm's position in its operating environment;
  • be able to identify, analyse and solve financial problems confronting business enterprises, particularly problems relating to corporate investment;
  • be able to analyse the impact of economic, legal and tax changes on the strategic and financial position of the firm;
  • be able to demonstrate competence in the use of selected financial techniques which will assist management in the decision-making and control functions; and
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the underlying theory of financial decision-making.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • operating environment of the firm;
  • recording of accounting transactions;
  • the accounting cycle;
  • financial statements and their analysis;
  • time value of money;
  • risk and return;
  • capital budgeting;
  • cost of capital;
  • financial planning;
  • working capital;
  • cash and marketable securities; and
  • accounts receivable and inventory.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of FIN571 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 quiz
Assessment 2: company analysis report
Assessment 3: investment analysis report
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.