Course Title: Financial Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Financial Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017


RMIT University Vietnam


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2016,
Viet3 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Steven Li

Course Coordinator Phone: NA

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Graduate School of Business and Law, Cnr Victoria and Russell Sts, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
050937 - Design Thinking for Business (Executive) (BUSM4519/BUSM4520 or equivalent course code)

Course Description

Financial managers face three types of key decisions: what investments should be made, how investments should be financed and what dividend policy should a firm take. This course will develop a framework for analysing a firm’s investment, financing and dividend policy decisions, providing concepts and analytical tools that are based on the fundamental principles of modern financial theory.
You will examine financial markets and the key financial tools used in managing organisations. You will investigate financial mathematic techniques, the valuation of debt and equity securities, corporate capital budgeting, risk and diversification, the efficient market hypothesis, weighted average cost of capital, capital structure theory and dividend policy.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Apply design thinking to investment and financing problems in order to develop financial solutions.
  2.  Apply research principles and methods to design innovative financial management options and solutions for, and make reasoned judgments about, problems and issues in contemporary business practice
  3. Select, communicate and advocate desirable solutions that will address investment and financing problems.
  4. Synthesis and apply a contemporary business finance knowledge, accepting the importance of ongoing continuous learning.

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; conducting 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/Blackboard. 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 tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 4

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3

Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4

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.