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ROLE AND PURPOSE This subject aims to introduce to students a range of basic concepts and ideas in modern finance. After completing this subject, participants should know the principles involved in making investment and financing decisions, understand functions of financial markets and financial managers, and possess basic knowledge of option pricing and financial planning. This foundation course prepares students for more in‐depth studies at a later stage. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to: a. Understand the role of financial managers and the functions of the financial market; b. Understand the concept of present value and its applications in investment appraisal; c. Understand the risk‐return relation and the determination of cost of capital; d. Possess broad knowledge of financing decision‐making under uncertainty and conditions of market imperfection; e. Apply basic finance theory to solve practical problems. ASSESSMENT METHODS Specific assessment methods/tasks Continuous Assessment 1. Written Assignment (15%) and Tutorial Participation (5%) 2. Midterm Test Final Examination Total % weighting 50% 20% 30% 50% 100 % √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Intended subject learning outcomes to be assessed a b c d e

Note that under the Double-D policy, students have to obtain at least a “D” in both continuous assessment and final examination in order to pass the course. 1

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT As required by the Faculty of Business, each student has to submit an individual written assignment for assessment of English proficiency. Further details are available on the Blackboard. Assignments will be collected in lecture on May 2, 2013. Late assignments will NOT be accepted. TEXTBOOK Main Text:  Ross, Westerfield, Jordan, Lim, Tan, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Asia Global Edition, 2012. INDICATIVE CONTENTS Topic 1: Introduction to Finance Learning objectives: 1. Define finance 2. Why is finance worth studying 3. Main players in...
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