UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
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BEA112
Principles of Finance
Semester 2, 2014
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN
HOBART & BY DISTANCE
Taught by:
Dr Joaquin Vespignani
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 3
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3
When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 3
Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BEA 112 ........................................ 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 5
Technical requirements for MyLO ...................................................................................................... 6
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 8
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 9
Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 12
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 17
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 19
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 20
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 21
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 22
Contact Details
Dr Joaquin L. Vespignani
Unit Coordinator
Campus:
Hobart
Email :
[email protected]
Consultation:
By appointment
Room Number:
424, Commerce Building
Phone :
+61 3 6226 2802
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Unit Description
Financial markets play a critical role in the function of a modern global economy. This unit covers the
key principles of finance which underpin the decisions made by financial market participants such as
corporations, investors, financial institutions and governments. Real world examples and the use of
multiple media provide a thorough introduction to the positive and negative aspects of financial
markets and institutions. This introduction prepares students for further studies in finance, but also
provides a stand alone basis for understanding financial market reportage.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
Basic knowledge of interpreting and constructing graphs and algebra, and an interest in Finance!
Students do not need to have studied economics or finance before, however a basic proficiency in
English language skills, in constructing and interpreting simple graphs, and in basic algebra, is
assumed. Students should confirm that they have the required graphing and numerical skills, by
completing the Quantitative Skills Module on the MyLO site for this unit.
Enrolment in the Unit
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of
week two of semester, as the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) cannot guarantee
that:
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any extra assistance will be provided by the teaching team in respect of work covered in the
period prior to enrolment; and
penalties will not be applied for late submission of any piece or pieces of assessment that were
due during this period.
When does the unit commence?
July 18, 2014
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Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BEA 112
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
In this unit you will learn:
In assessing this unit I will be looking at your ability
to:
Learning Outcome 1
Define secularization, diversification and financial
regulation.
Explain the functions of
financial institutions
Learning Outcome 2
Explain the role of risk and
information in financial markets
ASSESSMENT
METHODS
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTE OUTCOMES
Examination
Online test
Major assignment
The assessments and teaching activities in this unit have been
designed to develop the following graduate attributes in
students.
Identify and categorise types of financial institutions.
Highlight the importance of risk management and the
role of risk preferences in financial markets.
Examination
Online test
Major assignment
Differentiate between risk and uncertainty.
Define and differentiate between financial assets.
Interpret economic statistics.
Communicate financial
information in written formats
Learning Outcome 4
Communicate financial
information in written formats
PROBLEM-SOLVING
Finding information as a basis for making financial decisions,
applying basic financial frameworks and thinking logically.
COMMUNICATION
Clearly articulates financial concepts in writing and
demonstrates ability to use graphs, statistics and algebra.
Define portfolio, return and risk measures, arbitrage and
speculation.
Learning Outcome 3
KNOWLEDGE
Basic understanding of finance technology and understands
the role and function of financial markets.
Examination
Online test
Major assignment
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
An awareness of the different thinking and viewpoints of
diverse cultures.
An awareness of the global finance environment.
Organise ideas and structure arguments using financial
terminology, graphs and data.
Examination
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The ability to apply the ethical requirements of University
study.
State assumptions in communicating finance.
Online test
The ability to distinguish between the negative and positive
roles of finance.
Conform to presentation and referencing requirements.
Major assignment
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Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach
The University is committed to a high standard of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its
commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount importance. Likewise, it
holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the
special environment the University offers. The University’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and
Learning states:
Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the teaching/learning
environment. They must attend classes when and as required, strive to maintain steady
progress within the subject or unit framework, comply with workload expectations, and
submit required work on time.
Work, Health and Safety (OH&S)
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. In
addition to specific requirements of this unit you should refer to the University’s policy at:
www.utas.edu.au/work-health-safety.
Learning Resources
Prescribed Text
A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit.
In addition to the prescribed textbook, there may be some chapters from other books as PDF files
and links to journal articles posted on MyLO. This material will be for specific lectures/workshops.
Students will be notified in lectures when this material is ready outlining the link to the
lecture/tutorial.
Recommended Texts
A recommended text is a resource that you can use to broaden your understanding of the topics covered in this unit. You
may also find a recommended text helpful when conducting research for assignments.
The prescribed textbook is available from the Co-op Bookshop or
www.coop-bookshop.com.au and is:
Besley, S, Brigham, E, Henry, D & Watanabe, T 2013, Corporate finance: the essentials, Asia-Pacific
edition, 1st edn, Cengage Learning, Australia. ISBN 9780170210362.
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My Learning Online (MyLO)
Access to the MyLO online learning environment unit is required for this unit. The unit has its own
MyLO site.
To log in to MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/learning-teaching-online .To
access the unit, select BEA 112. These instructions will help you to log in for the first time.
For help using MyLO go to http://www.utas.edu.au/learning-teaching-online.
Technical requirements for MyLO
For help and information about setting up your own computer and web browser for MyLO, see:
http://uconnect.utas.edu.au/
While on campus, you can access the University network and MyLO via a laptop computer or other
mobile device. See: http://uconnect.utas.edu.au/uana.htm
MyLO can be accessed via Library computers and in computer labs on campus. See:
http://www.utas.edu.au/it/computing-distributed-systems/computer-labs-facilities-and-locations
For further technical information and help, contact the UTAS Service Desk on 6226 1818 or at
http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk during business hours.
Learning to use MyLO
When you login to MyLO, you will see a unit called Getting Started with MyLO. Enter the unit to
learn more about MyLO and to practise using its features.
MyLO Expectations
1.
Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct across all modes of
communication, either with staff or with other students. Penalties may be imposed if the Unit
Coordinator believes that, in any instance or mode of communication, your language or
content is inappropriate or offensive. MyLO is a public forum. Due levels of respect,
professionalism and high ethical standards are expected of students at all times.
2.
Submission of assessment tasks via MyLO presumes that students have read, understood and
abide by the requirements relating to academic conduct, and in particular, those requirements
relating to plagiarism. All work submitted electronically is presumed to be “signed-off” by the
student submitting as their own work. Any breach of this requirement will lead to student
misconduct processes.
3.
MyLO is an Internet service for teaching and learning provided by the University. It is
expected that you check your units in MyLO for updates at least once a day.
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Using MyLO for BEA 112
IMPORTANT!: Before you are provided with access to your unit’s MyLO resources, you must
complete the Student Agreement form. To do this:
1. Access the unit’s MyLO site.
2. Locate the Begin Here folder and click on it to open it. You can find the Begin Here folder by
scrolling down until you see Content Browser OR by clicking on the Content button.
OR
3. Once you have opened the Begin Here folder, click on the Student Agreement file.
OR
4. Read the terms, then check the I agree box. You should now be able to access all available
unit content on MyLO. You only need to do this once in each MyLO unit.
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Student Feedback via eVALUate
At the conclusion of each unit students will be asked to provide online responses to a number of
matters relating to the learning and teaching within that unit. All students are asked to respond
honestly to these questions, as all information received is used to enhance the delivery of future
offerings.
Changes to this Unit Based on Previous Student Feedback
The changes implemented in this unit given previous feedback are:
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the introduction of compulsory weekly workshops submission thought MyLO (before the
current workshops) to ensure both distance and face-to-face students keep up with course.
the parallel course delivery and assessment methods developed in this year for both
distance and face-to-face students to ensure that all students have the same opportunities.
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Details of Teaching Arrangements
Lectures
We have planned this unit to occupy, on average, 8 hours of your time for each of the 13 weeks of
semester (if you are not a fast reader you may need to allocate additional time for independent
study):
1 x Lecture
1 x Workshops
Independent study & assessment tasks
TOTAL:
100 minutes
50 minutes
5 hours (minimum)
7 hrs 30 min. per week
Tutorials
General Information:
Each week ALL students are expected to attend a workshop. The tutorial is designed to go through
the weekly workshop questions. These questions will be listed at the end of each week's lecture. For
further details on workshop questions and submission please see the section on assessment.
Face-to-face Students:
Tutorials start in the second week of semester and are of 50 minutes duration. Students must access
MyLO in the first week of semester to select a workshop time. To select a workshop simply click the
link on the unit's MyLO homepage and follow the instructions. You will only be able to sign in once
using your own individual university login so make your selection carefully.
If you have recently enrolled and do not have access to MyLO, please contact the unit coordinator by
email to allow you access to `sign up'. If you miss out on getting into your preferred workshop, you
must select the next best option. If your choices are limited due to other commitments then you
must be ready to sign in as soon as the site opens.
If you need to change your workshop time and there are no places at your preferred time it will be
your responsibility to find another student who agrees to swap. The best way to do this is via the
MyLO Discussion Board. All changes MUST be approved by the lecturer and completed before the
end of week 4.
In the Tutorials you will need a copy of your submitted answers to the workshop questions. The
tutorial coordinator will work through the answers with you. You are encouraged to ask questions
and clarify any issues that may arise.
Distance Students:
A pre-recorded workshop will be made available on MyLO. You are expected to listen to the
recording with a copy of your answers to the workshop questions. These questions should have
been submitted previously (for further details on workshop questions and submission please see the
section on assessment). You will then be able to work through and compare your answers with the
information provided in the workshop. Students who have further questions on the materials or are
still having difficulties are more than welcome to email your lecturer for assistance.
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Workshops
General Information:
Each week ALL students are expected to attend a workshop. The workshop is designed to go
through the weekly workshop questions. These questions will be listed at the end of each week's
lecture. For further details on workshop questions and submission please see the section on
assessment.
Face-to-face Students:
Workshops start in the second week of semester and are of 50 minutes duration. Students must
access MyLO in the first week of semester to select a workshop time. To select a workshop simply
click the link on the unit's MyLO home page and follow the instructions. You will only be able to sign
in once using your own individual university login so make your selection carefully.
If you have recently enrolled and do not have access to MyLO, please contact the unit coordinator by
email to allow you access to `sign up'. If you miss out on getting into your preferred workshop, you
must select the next best option. If your choices are limited due to other commitments then you
must be ready to sign in as soon as the site opens.
If you need to change your workshop time and there are no places at your preferred time it will be
your responsibility to find another student who agrees to swap. The best way to do this is via the
MyLO Discussion Board. All changes MUST be approved by the lecturer and completed before the
end of week 4.
In the workshops you will need a copy of your submitted answers to the workshop questions. The
workshop coordinator will work through the answers with you. You are encouraged to ask questions
and clarify any issues that may arise.
Distance Students:
A pre-recorded workshop will be made available on MyLO. You are expected to listen to the
recording with a copy of your answers to the workshop questions. These questions should have
been submitted previously (for further details on workshop questions and submission please see the
section on assessment). You will then be able to work through and compare your answers with the
information provided in the workshop. Students who have further questions on the materials or are
still having difficulties you are more than welcome to email your lecturer for assistance.
Online Activities
The online quiz will consist of 20 multiple choice questions.
Learning Skills and Language Support
The Student Learning and Academic Development Team in the Student Centre works with all
students, domestic and international, to develop academic skills, literacy and English language skills.
More information can be found on this website http://www.utas.edu.au/student-learning/
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Communication, Consultation and Appointments
TO KEEP UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THIS UNIT
Check the MyLO News tool at least once every two days. The unit News will appear when you first
enter our unit’s MyLO site. Alternatively, click on the News button (towards the top of the MyLO
screen) at any time.
WHEN YOU HAVE A QUESTION
Other students may have the same question that you have. Please go to the Q&A Forum on our
course’s MyLO site. Check the posts that are already there – someone may have answered your
question already. Otherwise, add your question as a new topic. Students are encouraged to support
each other using this forum – if you can answer someone’s question, please do. We will attempt to
respond to questions within 48 business hours. If your question is related to a personal issue or your
performance in the unit, please contact us by email instead.
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR SUBMISSION OF AN
ASSESSMENT TASK
If you have a personal question related to your studies or your grades, please contact us by email.
A NOTE ABOUT EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE
You are expected to check your UTAS email (WebMail) on a regular basis – at least three times per
week. To access your WebMail account, login using your UTAS username and password at
https://webmail.utas.edu.au/.
You are strongly advised not to forward your UTAS emails to an external email service (such as Gmail
or Hotmail). In the past there have been significant issues where this has occurred, resulting in UTAS
being blacklisted by these email providers for a period of up to one month. To keep informed, please
use your UTAS email as often as possible.
*IMPORTANT* Please email me when you have a question or issue of a personal nature, for example,
you have a family issue that is affecting your studies. For general questions about the unit, please
add them to the Q&A forum on our unit’s MyLO site. This way, other students can also benefit from
the answers.
I receive a lot of emails. Be realistic about how long it might take for me to respond. Allow me at
least two (2) business days to reply. Staff are not required to respond to emails in which students do
not directly identify themselves, emails which are threatening or offensive, or emails that come from
external (non-UTAS) email accounts.
When you write an email, include the following information. This helps the teacher determine who
you are and which unit you are talking about.
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Family name;
Preferred name;
Student ID;
Unit code (i.e. BEA112)
Questions
If your question is about an assessment task, please include the assessment task number
or name.
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Assessment
Assessment Schedule
In order to pass this unit you must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% of the total available
marks. Details of each assessment item are outlined below.
Assessment Items
Due Date
Value/Weighting
Workshops collection 1
Randomly selected
10%
Workshops collection 2
Randomly selected
10%
Multiple choice quiz
(Online)
Quiz available from
5:00pm 30 August to
5:00pm 3 September
via MyLO
Week 8 - Friday 12
September at 2.00pm
10%
TBA
60%
Assignment
Final exam
10%
Link to Learning
Outcomes
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 4
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 4
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 4
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 4
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 4
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Assessment Item 1 – Workshops collection 1
Task Description:
Workshop questions will contain from 4 to 10 questions or problems.
All students must submit answers to the weekly workshop questions.
Students are free to submit their work as an individual or as a group (of no
more than 3 students per group). It is perfectly okay to swap groups from
week to week or submit as an individual at any time. However, it is a
student's responsibility to ensure that their full name and student ID is
included on all submissions.
Face-to-face students: You must bring a copy of your submission to the
workshop, so that you can check and compare your answers with those
provided by the lecturer. Students are encouraged to ask questions and
participate.
Distance students: You will need a copy of your answers so that you can also
check and compare the lecturer's answers provided via the recorded
workshop which will be posted for you on MyLO. Students who have further
questions on the materials or are still having difficulties are more than
welcome to email your lecturer for assistance.
Please note: students who are enrolled in the distance mode will ONLY be
given access to the online workshop.
Task Length
The specific task length for each week's questions will be given with the
question set. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and critical
thinking by writing answers in your own words.
Assessment Criteria:
The lecturer will randomly select 2 workshop weekly answers. The marks for
these two pieces of assessment will be included in your overall internal
assessment.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 4
Due Date:
Randomly selected
Value:
10%
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Assessment Item 2 - Workshops collection 2
Task Description:
Workshop questions will contain from 4 to 10 questions or problems.
All students must submit answers to the weekly workshop questions.
Students are free to submit their work as an individual or as a group (of no
more than 3 students per group). It is perfectly okay to swap groups from
week to week or submit as an individual at any time. However, it is a
student's responsibility to ensure that their full name and student ID is
included on all submissions.
Face-to-face students: You must bring a copy of your submission to the
workshop, so that you can check and compare your answers with those
provided by the lecturer. Students are encouraged to ask questions and
participate.
Distance students: You will need a copy of your answers so that you can also
check and compare the lecturer's answers provided via the recorded
workshop which will be posted for you on MyLO. Students who have further
questions on the materials or are still having difficulties are more than
welcome to email your lecturer for assistance.
Please note: students who are enrolled in the distance mode will ONLY be
given access to the online workshop.
Task Length
The specific task length for each week's questions will be given with the
question set. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and critical
thinking by writing answers in your own words.
Assessment Criteria:
The lecturer will randomly select 2 workshop weekly answers. The marks for
these two pieces of assessment will be included in your overall internal
assessment.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 4
Due Date:
Randomly selected
Value:
10%
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Assessment Item 3 - Multiple choice quiz (Online)
Task Description:
The online quiz will consist of 20 multiple choice questions.
Task Length
30 minutes
Assessment Criteria:
20 multiple choice question of equal value
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 4
Due Date:
Quiz available from 5:00pm, 30 August to 5:00pm, 3 September via MyLO
Value:
10%
Assessment Item 4 - Assignment
Task Description:
This is a research report. Topic TBA. Students must submit the assignment via
the MyLO dropbox.
Task Length
Up to 1500 words + tables and figures
Assessment Criteria:
TBA
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 4
Due Date:
Week 8 - Friday 12 September at 2.00pm
Value:
10%
Assessment Item 5 - Final exam
Task Description:
Short questions and problems
Task Length
3 hours
Assessment Criteria:
TBA
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1
Learning Outcome 2
Learning Outcome 3
Learning Outcome 4
Due Date:
TBA
Value:
60%
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Your final examination for this unit will be held during the scheduled examination period as
indicated by Student Administration in correspondence to you.
Examinations will normally be scheduled Monday to Saturday inclusive. Examinations may be held
during the day or evening and students should consult the university information which will be made
available towards the end of semester.
You are advised to make any necessary arrangements with employers now for time off during the
examination period to sit this examination. Your participation at the scheduled time is not
negotiable unless there are exceptional circumstances. Note that you will be expected to sit the
examination at your recorded study centre. To find out more go to the Exams Office website:
http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/home.
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Submission of Assessment Items
Lodging Assessment Items
Assignments must be submitted electronically through the relevant assignment drop box in MyLO.
All assessment items must be handed in by 2.00pm on the due date. Where appropriate, unit
coordinators may also request students submit a paper version of their assignments.
All assignments must have a TSBE Assignment Cover Sheet, which is available as a blank template
from the TSBE website: [http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources]. All
assignments must include your name, student ID number, tutorial day/time, and your tutor’s name.
If this information is missing the assignment will not be accepted and, therefore, will not be
marked.
Please remember that you are responsible for lodging your assessment items on or before the due
date and time. We suggest you keep a copy. Even in ‘perfect’ systems, items sometimes go astray.
Late Assessment and Extension Policy
In this Policy
1.
(a) ‘day’ or ‘days’ includes all calendar days, including weekends and public holidays;
(b) ‘late’ means after the due date and time; and
(c) ‘assessment items’ includes all internal non-examination based forms of assessment
2.
This Policy applies to all students enrolled in TSBE Units at whatever Campus or geographical
location.
3.
Students are expected to submit assessment items on or before the due date and time specified
in the relevant Unit Outline. The onus is on the student to prove the date and time of
submission.
4.
Students who have a medical condition or special circumstances may apply for an extension.
Requests for extensions should, where possible, be made in writing to the Unit Coordinator on
or before the due date. Students will need to provide independent supporting documentation
to substantiate their claims.
5.
Late submission of assessment items will incur a penalty of 10% of the total marks possible for
that piece of assessment for each day the assessment item is late unless an extension had been
granted on or before the relevant due date.
6.
Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted.
7.
Academic staff do NOT have the discretion to waive a late penalty, subject to clause 4 above.
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Academic Referencing and Style Guide
In your written work you will need to support your ideas by referring to scholarly literature, works of
art and/or inventions. It is important that you understand how to correctly refer to the work of
others and maintain academic integrity.
Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty
(plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence.
The appropriate referencing style for this unit is: the Harvard style. For information on presentation
of assignments, including referencing styles:
http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808
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Review of Assessment and Results
Review of Internal Assessment
It is expected that students will adhere to the following policy for a review of any piece of
continuous/internal assessment. The term continuous/internal assessment includes any assessment
task undertaken across the teaching phase of any unit (such as an assignment, a tutorial
presentation, and online discussion, and the like), as well as any capstone assignment or take-home
exam.
Within five (5) days of release of the assessment result a student may request a meeting with the
assessor for the purpose of an informal review of the result (in accordance with Academic
Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). During the meeting, the student should be prepared to discuss specifically the
marks for the section(s) of the marking criteria they are disputing and why they consider their
mark(s) is/are incorrect. The assessor will provide a response to the request for review within five (5)
days of the meeting.
If the student is dissatisfied with the response they may request a formal review of assessment by
the Head of School, with the request being lodged within five (5) days of the informal review being
completed. A Review of Internal Assessment Form must be submitted with the formal review
(http://www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/examinations_and_results/forms_files/review_of_assessm
ent.pdf).
Review of Final Exam/Result
In units with an invigilated exam students may request a review of their final exam result. You may
request to see your exam script after results have been released by completing the Access to Exam
Script Form, which is available from the TSBE Office, or at the following link –
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources. Your unit coordinator will
then contact you by email within five (5) working days of receipt of this form to go through your
exam script.
Should you require a review of your final result a formal request must be made only after
completing the review of exam script process list above. To comply with UTAS policy, this request
must be made within ten (10) days from the release of the final results (in accordance with
Academic Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment Form, which
can be accessed from
www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/examinations_and_results/forms_files/review_of_assessment.pdf.
Note that if you have passed the unit you will be required to pay $50 for this review.
The TSBE reserves the right to refuse a student request to review final examination scripts should
this process not be followed.
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Further Support and Assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or lifeplanning issues, disability or illness which may affect your study, then you are advised to raise these
with your lecturer or tutor in the first instance.
If you do not feel comfortable contacting one of these people, or you have had discussions with
them and are not satisfied, then you are encouraged to contact:
DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name: Mr David Kronenberg
Room: 407, Commerce Building, Sandy Bay
Phone: 03 6226 2280
Email: [email protected]
Students are also encouraged to contact their Undergraduate Student Adviser who will be able to
help in identifying the issues that need to be addressed, give general advice, assist by liaising with
academic staff, as well as referring students to any relevant University-wide support services. Please
refer to the Student Adviser listings at www.utas.edu.au/first-year/student-advisers for your
advisers contact details.
There is also a range of University-wide support services available to students, including Student
Centre Administration, Careers and Employment, Disability Services, International and Migrant
Support, and Student Learning and Academic Support. Please refer to the Current Students website
(available from www.utas.edu.au/students) for further information.
If you wish to pursue any matters further then a Student Advocate may be able to assist.
Information about the advocates can be accessed from www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/studentcomplaints.
The University also has formal policies, and you can find out details about these policies from the
following link – www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/student-complaints/how-to-resolve-a-studentcomplaint/self-help-checklist.
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Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an
assignment or an examination, and any other conduct by which a student:
(a) seeks to gain, for themselves or for any other person, any academic advantage or advancement
to which they or that other person are not entitled; or
(b) improperly disadvantages any other student.
Students engaging in any form of academic misconduct may be dealt with under the Ordinance of
Student Discipline. This can include imposition of penalties that range from a deduction/cancellation
of marks to exclusion from a unit or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are
available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic Misconduct, see
www.utas.edu.au/universitycouncil/legislation.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or
inventions and representing them as your own, for example:
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using an author’s words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source;
using an author’s ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation; or
copying another student’s work.
It also means using ones’ own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit.
If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please
consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity
resources on the web at http://www.academicintegrity.utas.edu.au/ The intentional copying of
someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from
a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the most serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit,
a course, or the University.
The University and any persons authorised by the University may submit your assessable works to
a plagiarism checking service, to obtain a report on possible instances of plagiarism. Assessable
works may also be included in a reference database. It is a condition of this arrangement that the
original author’s permission is required before a work within the database can be viewed.
For further information on this statement and general referencing guidelines, see
www.utas.edu.au/plagiarism/ or follow the link under ‘Policy, Procedures and Feedback’ on the
Current Students homepage.
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Study Schedule
Week
Start of Week
1
14 July 2014
2
21 July 2014
3
Topic/s and activities
Text Chapter/s
An Overview of Managerial
Finance.
The Financial Environment:
Markets, Institutions, and
Investment Banking.
Time Value of Money.
Text Chs. 1 and 2
28 July 2014
The Cost of Money (Interest
Rates).
Text Chs. 5
4
4 August 2014
Bonds (Debt) - Characteristics
and Valuation.
Text Ch 6
5
11 August 2014
Stocks (Equity) - Characteristics
and Valuation.
Text Ch 7
6
18 August 2014
Risk and Rates of Return and
Derivatives.
Text Chs. 8 and 9
7
25 August 2014
Capital Budgeting Techniques.
Text Chs. 10
Text Chs. 4
Due Dates
Tutorial 1 via MyLO,
before the first
tutorial starts
Tutorial 2 via MyLO,
before the first
tutorial starts
Tutorial 3 via MyLO,
before the first
tutorial starts
Tutorial 4 via MyLO,
before the first
tutorial starts
Tutorial 5 via MyLO,
before the first
tutorial starts
Tutorial 6 via MyLO
before the first
tutorial starts and
Quiz available from
5:00pm 30th August
to 5:00pm 3rd
September via MyLO
Mid-semester break: Monday 1 – 5 September
8
8 September 2014
Project Cash Flows and Risk.
9
15 September 2014 The Cost of Capital.
Text Ch 12
10
22 September 2014 Capital Structure.
Text Ch 14
11
29 September 2014 Managing Short-Term Assets.
Text Ch 17
12
6 October 2014
Text Ch 18
Managing Short-Term Liabilities
(Financing).
Text Chs. 11
Tutorial 7 via MyLO,
before the first
tutorial starts and
Assignment to be
submitted via MyLO
by Friday 12 Sept at
2pm
Tutorial 8 via MyLO,
before the first
tutorial starts
Tutorial 9 via MyLO,
before the first
tutorial starts
Tutorial 10 via MyLO,
before the first
tutorial starts
Tutorial 11 via MyLO,
before the first
tutorial starts
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13 October 2014
Final Review
Examination Period: 25 October to 11 November 2014
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Tutorial 12 via MyLO,
before the first
tutorial starts
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