Unit code: BMO7000
Credit points: 12
Financial acumen is an important skill for managers in the complex local and global business environment. The unit takes a multidiscipline approach to develop advanced analytical, planning and decision-making skills. This unit proposes a theoretical framework for effective and efficient use of financial statement information for business analysis. It identifies and evaluates the key analytical framework components: financial statement, business strategy, accounting, financial, and prospective. This framework is then applied to a variety of complex decision making contexts including security analysis, credit analysis, corporate financing policies analysis, merger and acquisition analysis, and management communications analysis.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Evaluate real-world, multi-faceted, complex behavioural problems in organisations, and propose creative solutions based on theoretical underpinnings. The theoretical knowledge is crucial as it will allow you to return to 'first principles' in order to solve the new problems that you will face, continually, as a manager.
- Critically analyse and cross-examine the work and approaches of different schools of thought and theorists writing on organisational behaviour and interpret their relevance to wide-ranging local and global organisational contexts.
- Review current academic research that provides the basis of our knowledge for professional practice in understanding the behaviour of people, the role of culture, values and dispositions in affecting achievement of goals within diverse organisations.
- Develop analytical skills through case study based methods of learning that will help you develop sufficient confidence and competence to be in a position to comprehend, appraise recommend and initiate improvements to organisational policies and practices regarding human behaviour in the workplace, with ethical accountability and confidence.
- Advocate the concept of positive and constructive employee behaviour and attitudes, and how this, in turn, shapes performance and capacities required to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable world.
The assessment for this unit has been designed specifically for our online students and will occur at various times across the seven-week study period.
Assessment activities may include essays, reports, case study analysis, tests and quizzes, reflective writing and/or business plans.
This unit is studied as part of the online Master of Business Administration.