FB3410 Financial Management

Part I

Course Duration: 1 Semester
Credit Units: 2
Level: B3
Medium of Instruction: English
Prerequisites: Nil
Precursors: FB2101 Accounting II
Equivalent Courses: Nil
Exclusive Courses:
CB3410 Financial Management
EF3010 Financial Management for Value Creation

Part II

Course Aims
This course aims to provide students with a background in some fundamental concepts of modern financial management. It also exposes students to some of the major financial decision techniques used in the business world.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

No.

CILOs

Weighting
(if applicable)

CILO 1

Apply the concepts of time value of money and risk-return trade-off to financial decisions;

   40%

CILO 2

Evaluate corporate investment decisions using various capital budgeting techniques;

   30%

CILO 3

Appraise various sources of financing available to corporations and evaluate corporate financing decisions;

   30%

Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs)
(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to facilitate students' achievement of the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course)

CILO No.

TLAs

Hours/week (if applicable)

CILO 1,2,3

Lectures, group exercise and in class discussions.

2 hours lecture

CILO 2,3

In the group exercise, each group will consist of 4-5 students. Different groups may be assigned with different cases. The group exercise contains two elements: (a). a written report; and (b). participation in in-class discussion. The main text of the written report should be 4-8 pages long, double space with font size of 12. The cases will be discussed in class with the participation from the students.

 


Assessment Tasks/Activities

(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to assess how well the students achieve the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course)

Final examination:

70% (2-hours duration)

Quiz, group exercise and in class discussion:

30%

Grading of Student Achievement:

Letter Grade

Grade Point

Grade Definitions

 

A+
A
A-

4.3
4.0
3.7

Excellent:

Strong evidence of original thinking; good organization, capacity to analyse and synthesize; superior grasp of subject matter; evidence of extensive knowledge base.

B+
B
B-

3.3
3.0
2.7

Good:

Evidence of grasp of subject, some evidence of critical capacity and analytic ability; reasonable understanding of issues; evidence of familiarity with literature.

C+
C
C-

2.3
2.0
1.7

Adequate:

Student who is profiting from the university experience; understanding of the subject; ability to develop solutions to simple problems in the material.

D

1.0

Marginal:

Sufficient familiarity with the subject matter to enable the student to progress without repeating the course.

F

0.0

Failure:

Little evidence of familiarity with the subject matter; weakness in critical and analytic skills; limited or irrelevant use of literature.

Part III

Keyword Syllabus:
Time value of money.
Risk-return trade-off.
Efficient capital markets.
Net present value.
Discounted cash flow analysis.
Capital budgeting.
Cost of capital.
Capital structure.
Financing decisions.

Related Links
Department of Economics and Finance