AFM103 Introductory Finance

Updated: 29 November 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
UNE Sydney Campus Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions FIN101
Notes None
Combined Units None
Unit Description

This unit provides students with key practical skills in both personal and business finance. Students will develop an understanding of financial skills such as budgeting, debt management, risk versus returns, investment versus speculation etc. This unit also equips students with an understanding of key financial concepts and their application in both a personal and a business context.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of key financial concepts including budgeting, solvency, savings, the risk/return trade-off, debt products, property investment and wealth management, and the ability to apply these concepts in either personal or business contexts;
  2. demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of interest rates, inflation rates, insurance and diversification, and how these apply to personal or business related contexts;
  3. use a range of cognitive and communication skills to identify, evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to demonstrate judgement, creative thinking and analytical skills in solving business-related problems; and
  4. work independently or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills.