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,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

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,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Ling Mei Cong

Course Coordinator Phone: 99255756

Course Coordinator Email: lingmei.cong@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 Managerial 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. To develop not only your technical expertise but also your interpersonal and problem solving skills, you will participate in teamwork and a business simulation.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

CLO1: Analyse, interpret and critically evaluate global financial information from a variety of sources in order to develop sustainable business proposals.

CLO2: Create effective business reports, advice and tables tailored to specific business needs.

CLO3: Show effective, appropriate and persuasive collaboration and communication skills through engagement with case interviewing and problem solving in a business simulation.

CLO4: Select, communicate and advocate effective strategies using design thinking to address complex business problems and opportunities.

CLO5: 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

From 2018, Canvas is RMIT University's Learning Management System. Canvas is a flexible online system which will provide you with an engaging and exciting learning experience as part of your studies with us. The Canvas platform will be the primary site for you to gain access to all the resources designed to support your learning in this course. Your Canvas portal can accessed by logging into the following RMIT page: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students


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, 4, 5

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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