Course

Business Finance


Course code 71205

This course will give you an understanding of the business finance and treasury function in terms of fundamental capital, investment, funding and risk decision concepts. It will enable you to apply financial management knowledge and skills to a small or medium size business for decision-making purposes. 

This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to demonstrate an 
understanding of the business finance and treasury function in terms of fundamental capital, 
investment, funding and risk decision concepts. It is intended that students will apply 
financial management knowledge and skills to a small or medium size business for decisionmaking purposes. It fits within the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants’ 
(NZICA’s) three year programme of study 

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

On completion of this course you will be able to

  • Describe the role of the finance and treasury function in the business environment.
  • Discuss how organisations make investment and distribution decisions by applying capital budgeting techniques and evaluate investment decisions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial planning and control by applying knowledge of working capital to effectively manage a business for a given situation.
  • Discuss how organisations are financed by comparing and contrasting financing options to recommend a course of action.
  • Identify and explain basic financial risks and risk management concepts through a discussion of the principles of capital structure and cost of capital.
  • Apply business finance knowledge to a given situation and provide recommendations.

Assessment

40% internally assessed

60% exam

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

Textbooks

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

Lecturer / Tutor