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
    2019 :  
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
  • Exam details
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3, 13 Feb 2019
    2019 :  
    Trimester 3, 12 Feb 2020
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 3 2019 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
    2019 :  
    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

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.

Other requirements

We 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.


Assessment 40% in-course, examination 60%

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

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