Course Title: Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions

Credit Points: 12.00

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 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

BUSM4154

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

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,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020

BUSM4156

RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2019,
Viet3 2020

BUSM4344

Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence

OUAS3PG18,
OUAS1PG19,
OUAS2PG19,
OUAS1PG20

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4741

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JulDec2019 (KP4)

BUSM4741

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JanJun2020 (KP2)

BUSM4741

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JulDec2020 (KP6),

JulDec2020 (All)

Course Coordinator: Eileen O'Leary

Course Coordinator Phone: -

Course Coordinator Email: eileen.oleary@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appoinment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


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

-


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 in a range of contexts.

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

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and 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, 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.