Business Finance

Course code 603

In this course you will apply financial management knowledge and skills to a small or medium-sized business for decision-making purposes.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 enrol by 21 Oct 2018 to start 29 Oct 2018
  • Exam details
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3, 13 Feb 2019
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 2018 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites    

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us

What you need to know about this course

Once you have completed your study of this course you should be able to

  • examine the role of business finance in small and medium entities, and the business finance environment
  • apply capital budgeting techniques and evaluate investment decisions
  • apply working capital techniques to manage the finances of a business
  • compare and contrast financing options, and make recommendations for given business situations
  • examine capital structure and cost of capital, and calculate the cost of capital
  • assess the inter-relationship of financial management issues for a given business situation and provide recommendations.



We also recommend you complete 501 Accounting Practices before enrolling in this course.


To study this course you will need access to a computer, the Internet and email.

Set texts

There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.


Assessment 40% in-course, examination 60%

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

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