Course Title: Principles of Finance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Principles of Finance

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

The assessment for this course will change for all offerings in 2019


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


Open Learning Australia

Non Award

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Distance / Correspondence


Course Coordinator: Dr. Thanh Truong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1119

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne Campus, Building 80, Level 11, Room 28-10

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment, via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with the techniques and principles underlying theory of corporate finance. You will examine a number of different financial areas and apply various financial concepts. You will assess projects to determine which of them have the best potential payoff, manage investments, value stocks and analyse the risk and return paradigm.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1: Identify the nature and key components of financial systems both domestically and globally
CLO2: Apply the concepts of time value of money to various valuation models including debts and equities
CLO3: Illustrate the concept of diversification and examine the impact on the risk and return relationship
CLO4: Analyze the characteristics and functions of arbitrage and derivatives and how they are applied to risk management strategies
CLO5: Explore the features of equity derivatives and evaluate how they work for investors

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems in group; conducting group presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

For students enrolled in classes commencing before 31 December 2018:

Invigilated Exam: 50 %

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

Essay: 30%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 

Assignment 3: 20%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3 


For Students enrolled in classes commencing after 1 January 2019:


Assessment Task 1: 20% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 40% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 3: 40% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4,5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.