Course Title: Managerial Finance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Managerial Finance

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


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


RMIT University Vietnam


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Eileen O'Leary

Course Coordinator Phone: 0418 512 698

Course Coordinator Email:

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

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

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

Course Description

This course is designed as an introduction to financial management for those who will be involved in making decisions that will impact on firm value. The aim is to introduce future managers to core financial concepts including, time value of money, asset valuation, risk/return and diversification, efficient markets, and optimal capital structure. Knowledge of these finance concepts is fundamental for global managers when acquiring capital and making investment recommendations.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Synthesise and apply contemporary financial knowledge in order to develop investment and financing options that create value for stakeholders.
  2. Apply analytical techniques for making financial investment decisions.
  3. Communicate, interpret and disseminate financial information and calculated results and their implication with others.
  4. Apply and integrate professional theory and practice in authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) context, professional contexts, and industry settings.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, and workshops. Attending classes and being prepared to engage in class activities by completing weekly readings and practice questions are essential for success in this course. The in-class activities employ a variety of teaching and learning strategies, involving staff and student interactions. Questions my also be posted in the discussion forum on MyRMIT which will be monitored by teaching staff. Students should review these discussions on a weekly basis.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be advised of the prescribed readings for this course and other reading materials upon enrolment.
You may access online learning tools and content for this course from the student portal, myRMIT, or, if you are an RMIT Vietnam student, through Vietnam Blackboard.
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.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4

Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 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.