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ECF1120 Finance I
Credit Points: 15

This unit aims to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the fundamental principles of finance.  It introduces students to evaluation models that are used by finance practitioners to evaluate assets and investments.  Students will start with the basic principles of time value of money, learning how to calculate repayments on loans and mortgages.  This will lead to valuing bonds and shares and understanding the role they play both in the firm and in the market place.  Students will also learn how a financial manager evaluates a project taking into consideration the cost of funding the project, its taxation implications and the risk associated with the project.  Students will also develop an understanding of the nature of the firm, its objectives and the ethical implications of these objectives.


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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAAAAHAccounting Major
Y70Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Business
G95Bachelor of Business
G95Bachelor of Business - Bunbury
K34Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Y04Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business
Y88Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Business
Y88Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Business - Bunbury
MAAAHIBusiness Major
MAAAAJEconomics Major
MAAAAIFinance Major
MIAAAEFinance Minor
MAAABKProject Development Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013