Course Description

Course Name

Fundamentals of Accounting for Financial Decisions

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The preparation and uses of accounting information for internal and external financial decision-making, including extensive use of Excel spreadsheet skills that lend support for this.

Teaching Arrangements
This paper will be taught using lectures, computer labs, and tutorials.

Course Structure
The role and objective of financial management:
- Financial analysis: The ability to analyse and interpret financial reports
- Financial planning and forecasting: Security valuation and the cost of capital (a review)
- Long-term investment management
- Working capital management
- Dividend policy
- Income tax environment
- The optimal capital structure
- Long-term financing including bonds, shares and convertible securities

Learning Outcomes
You should be able to use the financial tools and techniques, and other skills necessary to undertake important financial management decisions in order to help maximise a firm's value.

Financial Management: Principles and Applications (FMPA). Authors: Petty, J. W., S. Titman, A.J. Keown, J. D. Martin, P. Martin, M. Burrow, and H. Nguyen, 6th edition. Publisher: Pearson

*Course content subject to change