MBAZ603-21T1 (C) Term One 2021

Managerial Finance

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 1 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 25 April 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 14 February 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 2 April 2021


The application of financial techniques, tools and principles needed to assess the performance of projects and organisations and consider the economic viability of their ongoing success. A consideration of financial risk management and the process required to minimize such risks in different organisational settings.

The course focuses on understanding the purpose and tasks undertaken by financial managers in organisations. It provides the tools necessary to assess the potential and existing performance of projects and investments, including financial risk.  It also looks at the ways organisations raise and utilise funds.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have:

1. An understanding of how the finance role fits in to organisations and markets;
2. An understanding of how to evaluate cash flows over time, in order to make informed decisions on maximising shareholder wealth;
3. An understanding of financial risk, and how to manage it;
4. An understanding of portfolio returns, and how to achieve them;
5. Assessing interest rates and the basic model used in the valuation process of bonds;
6. Determining market efficiency and common stock valuation;
7. An understanding of estimating appropriate risk and return for decision making.  (WACC);
8. An understanding of project evaluation from a finance perspective;
9. An understanding of how organisations use debt and equity to fund expansion and acquisitions;
10.  An understanding of effective working capital decisions.


Subject to the approval of the Programme Director


MBUS621, MBAD611

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 F1 Lectorial (2/2-9/2, 23/2-2/3, 16/3-30/3, 13/4)
Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre (16/2)
1 Feb - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 4 Apr
12 Apr - 18 Apr
01-P2 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 F1 Lectorial
5 Apr - 11 Apr
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 F1 Lectorial (4/2-11/2, 25/2-4/3, 18/3-1/4, 15/4)
F3 Lecture Theatre (18/2)
1 Feb - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 4 Apr
12 Apr - 18 Apr
02 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
1 Feb - 7 Mar
15 Mar - 4 Apr
12 Apr - 18 Apr

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Rehua 009
8 Mar - 14 Mar
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Rehua 009
19 Apr - 25 Apr

Course Coordinator

Mona Yaghoubi

Course Supervisor and Lecturer

Dr. Mona Yaghoubi

Office:  Meremere 433
Telephone:  3690311

OFFICE HOURS:  The lecturer is available for consultations by appointment.  Contact her by email to make an appointment.


“Learn” Quizzes  --  8  Quizzes on Learn  --  weight 24%

Test 1 (Week 6 - 9th of March 2021)  --  weight 38%                                                                                

Exam (week 12 - 27th of April 2021)  --  weight 38%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Textbook:

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 10th edition by Richard Brealey, Stewart Myers, Alan Marcus (ISBN: 9781260566093)

You will be given selected questions and problems from the textbook.

Calculator:  A financial calculator is strongly recommended. The teaching staff will use Texas Instruments BA II Plus financial calculator.

Additional material will be supplied.

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,231.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Business Taught Masters Programmes on the department and colleges page .

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