Business Finance

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. 

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    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $2,324 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Trimester 3 2022 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 3, 15 Feb 2023
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

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 

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.

Assessment for this course includes an examination

Open Polytechnic will, subject to you meeting the entry requirements for this course/programme, enrol you in this course.

Your enrolment in the course means that you should expect to complete an in-person examination.

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Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

Aug
Sep
Oct

Trimester 3 enrolment dates

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Course starts -
Course ends -
18 Oct 2022
31 Oct 2022
19 Feb 2023
Nov
Dec
2023
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $2,324 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Trimester 3 2022 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 3, 15 Feb 2023
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us