Course Title: Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4154

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Spring2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

BUSM4155

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Kevin Adams

Course Coordinator Phone: NA

Course Coordinator Email: kevin.adams@rmit.edu.au

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

Course Coordinator Availability: By appoinment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
050974 - Design Thinking for Business (BUSM4534/BUSM4535 or equivalent course code)


Course Description

In today’s environment business, finance and accounting professionals need to analyse an increasing volume of data in a meaningful way in order to make sustainable strategic decisions. Good decisions depend on accurate and well-presented information drawn from both domestic and international sources and more importantly the ability to synthesise and draw conclusions from that data. Financial Analytics for Management Decisions will develop your ability to interpret and analyse both internal and external financial information so that as a business leader you can make effective and sustainable decisions in a global context.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Analyse, interpret and critically evaluate global financial information from a variety of sources in order to develop sustainable business proposals.
  2. Create effective business reports, proposals and tables tailored to specific business needs.
  3. Select, communicate and advocate effective strategies using design thinking to address complex business problems and opportunities.
  4. Apply ethical standards to the role and conduct of financial reporting.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course a variety of teaching approaches will be used including the use of case studies, small group work and critical discussion.
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

myRMIT/Blackboard will provide you with a range of learning resources, which include a detailed reading guide, recommended texts and materials, and information of a practical nature concerning the authentic assessment tasks. It features access to the course documents, details of assessment, interactive discussion boards, and access to RMIT’s e-databases.

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: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

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.