Business Finance and Quantitative Analysis

FIN80014 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.


50 credit points from Postgraduate Studies

Aims and objectives

This unit deals with the financial uncertainties of the future. The principal objective of the unit is to foster a robust financial awareness in students and enable them to make informed investment and financing decisions for sustainable value creation. This unit aims to foster an understanding of the financial techniques necessary for correct evaluation of a firm’s financing and investment options. It is intended to create appropriate practical skills of seeking out information, looking at a problem from the perspectives of leadership challenges, marketing imperatives, technological changes, strategic fits, and financial prudence, and engaging into meaningful debate on those issues.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Critically evaluate the nature of financial ‘opportunities’ and ‘traps’ and the relationship between risk and reward
2 Develop quantitative analysis skills to enable mathematical and statistical insight into the functioning of business
3 Critically evaluate financial techniques necessary for correct evaluation of a firm’s financing and investment options and making valid decisions for long-term survival and success of the firm in an ethically challenging and globally complex world
4 Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of appropriate practical skills in seeking out relevant information and engage in meaningful debate on issues emanating from that information.
5 Communicate proficiently in a professional manner to a wide range of audiences as a member of a diverse group