Business Finance

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Finance

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Business, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An introduction to the principles of finance, especially in the context of a business. Topics also covered include ethics in regard to handling money and relevant laws and regulations.

    Teaching Arrangements
    Lectures and Tutorials

    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of this paper, students should be able to:
    - Understand the business environment through the different forms of business that exist
    - Understand and solve problems related to the time value of money
    - Give rough estimates of the values of shares and bonds
    - Have an understanding of ethical issues associated with the handling of money
    - Critically analyse investment decisions
    - Apply risk and return models to businesses in practice
    - Understand how financial decision making contributes to business knowledge.

    Essentials of Corporate Finance 3rd Edition, by Stephen Ross, Rowan Trayler, Ron Bird, Randolph Westerfield, Bradford Jordan, ISBN: 9780071013185(2013)

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