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BFB1001: Foundations of finance

Faculty of Business and Economics

Foundations of finance

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This unit introduces the concepts of finance, financial mathematics, valuation, the financial system, risk management and inter-dependency between finance and other business disciplines. The unit is designed for students who have never studied finance before.


1 - Within semester assessment - 100%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities.You are expected to complete all pre-class activities prior to your scheduled class, and post-class activities should be completed after your scheduled class. Learning activities may include a combination of teacher directed, peer directed and online engagement activities.