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115.114 Finance Fundamentals (15 credits)

This course introduces analytical techniques for evaluating personal and business investment and financing decisions, including coverage of the context and environment in which these decisions are made.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: Auckland Campus
  • Coordinator: A/Pro Liping Zou
  • Subject: Finance
  • College: Massey Business School

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help


  • Start Date: Monday 20 July, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 15 November, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Friday 31 July, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 16 October, 2020


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $759.55 *
  • International Students NZD $3,671.25 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Describe the major components of a financial system and how their operations affect financial and real assets.
  2. Evaluate financial decisions using concepts and techniques of the time value of money and risk and return.
  3. Describe financial management decisions and the environment in which these decisions are made.
  4. Understand the application of principles and techniques of investment decision-making in both a personal and business context.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Test 1,2,3,4 20.0%
2 Test 1,2,3 20.0%
3 Test 2,3,4 20.0%
4 Exam (centrally scheduled) 1,2,3,4 40.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

Students must achieve 40% or more in the final examination to pass the paper.


It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

  • Fundamentals Of Finance
    Author: Bennett, A., Parry, J., And Wirth, C.
    ISBN: 978-0-9941325-2-9
    Edition: 4th Edition (2017)
    Publisher: Massey University Press

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Class timetable

The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.

Requirement(s): Each student should attend the on campus 2 hour(s) of Workshop(s) per week and 2 hour(s) of Workshop(s) per fortnight - starting from Week 2 and complete any online requirements each week.

Due to COVID-19, there may be changes to the way courses are taught. During Semester 2, 2020 students will have a blended learning experience, with increased online learning opportunities, alongside some face-to-face teaching for internal students.

Class timetables for our courses may also change. An updated class timetable will be available on 1 July 2020.
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Workshop (All students)
Friday 10:00 - 12:00

Workshop (Workshop 1)
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00

Workshop (Workshop 2)
Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00

Workshop (Workshop 3)
Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00

Workshop (Workshop 6)
Thursday 15:00 - 17:00

Workshop (Workshop 7)
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00

Workshop (Workshop 8)
Thursday 08:00 - 10:00

Workshop (Workshop 9)
Thursday 08:00 - 10:00

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