FORE151-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Commercial Aspects of Forestry

15 points
19 Feb 2018 - 24 Jun 2018

Description

Evaluating forestry sector performance at the business and industry level. An introduction to the key commercial disciplines as they are applied to forestry. Understanding methods to assess the value of forests in providing timber and non-timber benefits. Identifying the strategic choices and issues facing the commercial forestry sector.

This course will provide an introduction to the key commercial disciplines used in forestry. Analysis tools will be applied to evaluate forestry sector performance at the business and industry level. The course will introduce methods to assess the value of forests in providing timber and non-timber benefits, and identify the strategic choices and issues facing the commercial forestry sector.

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course a student will be able to:

- Read and analyze the information contained in Statements of Financial Performance, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow statements. Be able to interpret other information in Annual Reports;
- Use micro- and macro-economic concepts to analyze problems in the forestry sector; and
- Identify and assess the key drivers of the future of the forestry sector, from a strategic viewpoint.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Karl Popper 612 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 F3 Lecture Theatre 19 Feb - 25 Mar
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre 19 Feb - 1 Apr
30 Apr - 3 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab (2/3, 16/3-23/3, 27/4, 11/5-1/6)
West 214 (23/2, 9/3, 4/5)
19 Feb - 25 Mar
23 Apr - 3 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 A8 Lecture Theatre 26 Mar - 1 Apr

Course Coordinator

David Evison

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Report Draft 10%
Final Report 15%
Written Assignment 15%
Mid-Term Test 20%
Mid-Year Exam 40%

Textbooks

Required Texts

Lattimore, Ralph G; The New Zealand Economy: an introduction; Auckland University Press, 2011 (Book can be purchased in the University Bookshop).

Notes

Learn is used to communicate with students and for posting and submission of assignments. Additional information on additional reference material will be provided at the commencement of the course.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $4,363.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Forestry.

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