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PART A: COURSE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION 2
1 STAFF CONTACT DETAILS 2
2 COURSE DETAILS 2
2.1 Teaching Times and Locations 2
2.2 Units of Credit 2
2.3 Summary of Course 2
2.4 Course Aims and Relationship to Other Courses 3
2.5 Student Learning Outcomes 3
3 ASSESSMENT 5
3.1 Formal Requirements 5
3.2 Assessment Details 5
6
4 COURSE RESOURCES 6
5 COURSE EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT 7
6 COURSE SCHEDULE 7
PART B: KEY POLICIES, STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND SUPPORT 8
7 PROGRAM LEARNING GOALS AND OUTCOMES 8
8 ACADEMIC HONESTY AND PLAGIARISM 10
9 STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT 10
9.1 Workload 10
9.2 Attendance 11
9.3 General Conduct and Behaviour 11
9.4 Occupational Health and Safety 11
9.5 Keeping Informed 11
10 SPECIAL CONSIDERATION AND SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS 11
11 STUDENT RESOURCES AND SUPPORT 13
12 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY DATES 14


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PARTA:COURSESPECIFICINFORMATION

1 STAFFCONTACTDETAILS

Position Name Email Room Phone


Lecturerincharge KyungShim k.shim@unsw.edu.au ASB306 93855854
CoLecturer
EmmaJincheng
Zhang
jin.zhang@unsw.edu.au

ConsultationHours:

KyungShim: Fridays 1:003:00PM


EmmaZhang: Mondays 9:0011:00AM

2 COURSEDETAILS
2.1 TeachingTimesandLocations
LecturesstartinWeek1(toWeek12):TheTimeandLocationare:

SectionA:Mondays15:0017:00KeithBurrowsTheatre
SectionB:Wednesdays12:0014:00ScienceTheatre
SectionC:Mondays18:0020:00LawTheatreG04
SectionD:Wednesdays15:0017:00KeithBurrowsTheatre

TutorialsstartinWeek2(toWeek13).Afulllistoftutorials,timesandtutorsisavailablehere:
http://www.timetable.unsw.edu.au/current/FINS1613.html

2.2 UnitsofCredit
Thecourseisworth6unitsofcredit.Thereisnoparallelteachinginthiscourse.

2.3 SummaryofCourse

Thisisafirstlevelcorporatefinancecoursethatlooksattheessentialaspectsoffinancialdecision
making.Thecoursebeginswiththedifferentwaysinwhichcompaniescanbestructuredandthe
differingtypesofownershipthatexist.Thereafter,theprinciplesandapplicationsoffinancial
mathematicsareintroducedandusedtovaluesecuritiesandinvestmentdecisions.Portfoliotheory
isusedtoprovideafoundationfordeterminingtherelationshipbetweenexpectedriskandreturns
infinancialandrealassetinvestments.Dividendpayoutsandthechoicesbetweendebtandequity
financing,includingmethodsofdeterminingthecostofcapital,arealsocovered.Further,thiscourse
includesanalysisoftheinfluenceofthecapitalmarketenvironment,theimplicationsoffinancial
risk,taxationandtheconflictofinterestbetweenmanagersandinvestorsonthevalueand
operationofbusinesses.

Thecoursedevelopsdistinctconceptualframeworksandspecializedtoolsforsolvingrealworld
financialproblemsatboththepersonalandcorporatelevel.Illustrationsfromreallifecorporate

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practicesareusedtohighlighttheimportanceandrelevanceoffinancialmanagementtothe
realizationofpersonalandcorporatefinancialobjectives.Examplesincludepersonalfinancial
planning,fundsmanagement,capitalraisings,portfolioselectionoffinancialsecurities,private
equity,publicfloats,andthepricingofassetsinthestockmarket.

2.4 CourseAimsandRelationshiptoOtherCourses

FINS1613isoneoftwogatewaycoursestotheelectivesinthefinancestream.Itprovidesa
foundationforunderstandingfinancialdecisionmakingandvaluationwhichyouwillneedforour
advancedfinanceclasses,aswellastocontributeasafinanceprofessionalupongraduation.

Therearenoprerequisitesorcorequisitesforthiscourse.
2.5 StudentLearningOutcomes

Uponcompletionofthiscourse,studentsshould:

1. Befamiliarwiththebasicfinancialdecisionmakingandvaluationconcepts;
2. Be able to solve problems involving valuation and assessment of relevant risks in corporate
decisionmaking.
3. Beabletoevaluatedifferenttypesofsecurities;
4. Havedevelopedcriticalskillsinanalysingcapitalbudgetingprojects;
5. Understandtherelationbetweenriskandreturn,andbeabletoestimatethecostofcapital;
6. Understandthefirmscapitalstructureanddividendpolicy,andrelevanttheory;

ThecourseisdesignedtospecificallytargetthefollowingUNSWGraduateAttributes:

1. anindepthengagementwiththerelevantdisciplinaryknowledgeinitsinterdisciplinarycontext;
2. thecapacityforanalyticalandcriticalthinkingandforeffectiveproblemsolving;
3. the ability to independently learn related concepts for the purpose of corporate decision
making;
4. theskillsrequiredforcollaborativeandmultidisciplinarywork;
TheCourseLearningOutcomesarewhatyoushouldbeabletoDObytheendofthiscourseifyou
participatefullyinlearningactivitiesandsuccessfullycompletetheassessmentitems.
TheLearningOutcomesinthiscoursealsohelpyoutoachievesomeoftheoverallProgramLearning
Goals and Outcomes for all undergraduate students in the ASB. Program Learning Goals are what
wewantyoutoBEorHAVEbythetimeyousuccessfullycompleteyourdegree(e.g.beaneffective
team player). You demonstrate this by achieving specific Program Learning Outcomes what you
are able to DO by the end of your degree (e.g. participate collaboratively and responsibly in
teams).

ASBUndergraduateProgramLearningGoalsandOutcomes

1.Knowledge:Ourgraduateswillhaveindepthdisciplinaryknowledgeapplicableinlocalandglobalcontexts.
You should be able to select and apply disciplinary knowledge to business situations in a local and global
environment.

2.Criticalthinkingandproblemsolving:Ourgraduateswillbecriticalthinkersandeffectiveproblemsolvers.

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You should be able to identify and research issues in business situations, analyse the issues, and propose
appropriateandwelljustifiedsolutions.

3.Communication:Ourgraduateswillbeeffectiveprofessionalcommunicators.
Youshouldbeableto:
a. Preparewrittendocumentsthatareclearandconcise,usingappropriatestyleandpresentationforthe
intendedaudience,purposeandcontext,and
b. Prepare and deliver oral presentations that are clear, focused, wellstructured, and delivered in a
professionalmanner.

4.Teamwork:Ourgraduateswillbeeffectiveteamparticipants.
Youshouldbeabletoparticipatecollaborativelyandresponsiblyinteams,andreflectonyourownteamwork,and
ontheteamsprocessesandabilitytoachieveoutcomes.

5. Ethical, social and environmental responsibility: Our graduates will have a sound awareness of the ethical,
social,culturalandenvironmentalimplicationsofbusinesspractice.
Youshouldbeableto:
a. Identify and assess ethical, environmental and/or sustainability considerations in business decision
makingandpractice,and
b. Identifysocialandculturalimplicationsofbusinesssituations.

The following table shows how your Course Learning Outcomes relate to the overall Program
LearningGoalsandOutcomes,andindicateswheretheseareassessed(theymayalsobedeveloped
intutorialsandotheractivities):

ProgramLearningGoalsand
Outcomes
CourseLearningOutcomes CourseAssessmentItem
Thiscoursehelpsyoutoachieve
thefollowinglearninggoalsfor
allASBundergraduate
students:
Onsuccessfulcompletionofthecourse,you
shouldbeableto:
Thislearningoutcomewill
beassessedinthe
followingitems:
1 Knowledge Understandandapplythesetoftools
neededincorporatedecisionmaking.
TutorialProblems
Intutorialsessions
MidtermExam
FinalExam
2 Criticalthinkingand
problemsolving
Beabletoapplytheknowledgeandthe
toolsacquiredinFINS1613inany
corporatefinancingandinvestment
setting.
TutorialProblems
Intutorialsessions
MidtermExam
FinalExam
3a Writtencommunication N/A Notspecifically
assessed
3b Oralcommunication Communicatefinancerelatedideasina
theoreticallyandapplicablysound
manner.
Partoftutorial
participationmark
4 Teamwork N/A Notspecifically
assessed.
5a. Ethical,socialand
environmental
N/A Notspecifically
assessed.

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responsibility
5b. Socialandcultural
awareness
N/A Notspecifically
assessed.

3 ASSESSMENT
3.1 FormalRequirements
Inordertopassthiscourse,youmust:
achieveacompositemarkofatleast50;and
makeasatisfactoryattemptatallassessmenttasks(seebelow).

3.2 AssessmentDetails

AssessmentTask Weighting DueDate


TutorialAttendance 5% Ongoing
TutorialParticipation 5% Ongoing
MidtermExam 40% CentrallyScheduled.Tobe
announced.
FinalExam 50% CentrallyScheduled.Tobe
announced.
Total 100%

CompulsoryTutorialComponent(10%)

Youmustenrolinatutorialclassandattendtheclassinwhichyouareenrolled.MyUNSWwillbe
availableuntiltheendofthefirstweekoflecturestoenablechanges,additionsanddeletions.After
thefirstweek,changeswillONLYbemadefordocumentedUniversityconflictsandapprovalis
neededfromthelecturerincharge.

Yourtutorialgradeisbasedonyourattendanceandparticipation.Tutorialsaredesignedto
complementthelecturematerialandinvolvesmallgroupdiscussions.Activeparticipationis
STRONGLYencouragedinclass.Bydiscussingandpreparingformalwrittenanswers,ample
opportunityisprovidedtoallowyoutodevelopyourwrittenandoralskills.Youshouldlookupon
tutorialsasawayinwhichyoucan(1)extendyourunderstandingandknowledgeofbasicfinance
principlesand(2)developproblemsolvingtechniquesparticulartothediscipline.

Solutionstokeyproblemswillbediscussedintutorialsandthefinalanswer(withoutfullworkings)
willbeprovidedtostudents.Notealsothatnotallofthesetproblemswillbeexpresslydiscussedin
tutorialsduetotimeconstraints.However,studentsmustattempttosolveeveryquestionand
problemontheirown.


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Tutorial Attendance: You are expected to regularly attend your assigned tutorial classes as they
contributetotheunderstandingoflecturematerialthroughasmallgroupsetting.Youarerequired
to attend at least 80% of the tutorials to be eligible for special consideration and a role will be
distributedforyoutosign.WARNING:Nocreditwillbegivenforattendanceattutorialsotherthan
thatinwhichyouareenrolled.

Tutorial Participation: You are expected to prepare detailed answers to the set tutorial problems
BEFORE attending tutorials. You will be called upon on a random basis throughout the tutorial
streamtopresentanswerstothe class.Youwill be assessedonthesepresentationsandtheclarity
of your discussion. Students who do not participate in tutorial discussion will not have the
opportunity of scoring maximum marks for tutorials. Your attendance in class will also affect this
componentofyourgrade.

MidtermExam(40%):Themidtermexaminationisa2.0hourclosedbookexamination(noreading
time) covering the 1
st
of the semester (textbook readings, lecture notes and other assigned
readings).Itconsistsofquestionsandproblemsinamultiplechoiceformat.

Final Examination (50%): The final examination is a 2.0hour closed book examination (no reading
time) covering all course material (textbook readings, lecture notes and other assigned readings)
with a stronger emphasis on the 2
nd
of the semester. It consists of questions and problems in a
multiplechoice format. A passing grade of 50% is required in the final examination. Students who
failtomeetthiscriterionwillbedeemedtohavefailedthecourseattheend,irrespectiveoftutorial
andmidtermexammarksearned.

Ifyoufailtosittheexaminationatthescheduledtime,thereisNOguaranteethatasupplementary
examinationwillbeprovided.Poorclassattendance(lessthan80%)issufficientjustificationforthe
refusaloffinalassessment.

4 COURSERESOURCES
ThewebsiteforthiscourseisonUNSWMoodle.

Requiredtext:EssentialsofCorporateFinance(3
rd
AustralianandNewZealandedition),byStephen
A.Ross,RowanTraylor,RonBird,RandolphW.WesterfieldandBradfordD.Jordan,McGrawHill
Irwin,2014.ISBN#:978007101318.ThisisavailableintheUNSWbookshopandtheUNSWlibrary.

Somestudentsmayfindtheonlinestudyresourcesfromthepublisheruseful.Moreinformationon
howtoaccesstheseresourcesisavailableinthetextbook.

Lectureandtutorialmaterials,additionalreadingsandallotherresourcesareprovidedonthe
coursewebsiteviaMoodle.

Quality Assurance
The ASB is actively monitoring student learning and quality of the student
experience in all its programs. A random selection of completed assessment tasks
may be used for quality assurance, such as to determine the extent to which
program learning goals are being achieved. The information is required for
accreditation purposes, and aggregated findings will be used to inform changes
aimed at improving the quality of ASB programs. All material used for such
processes will be treated as confidential.

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Studentsmaywishtokeepinformedofgeneralbusinessandfinancialnewsbyreadingthe
financial/business/economicssectionofnewsoutlets.Studentmayalsowishtocheckout
informationavailableontheWorldWideWeb.Thefollowingsitesshouldbeofinteresttoyouin
finance:

Regulators
AustralianSecurities&InvestmentsCommission:www.asic.gov.au
U.S.SecuritiesExchangeCommission:www.sec.gov

NewspapersandMagazines
AustralianFinancialReview:www.afr.com.au
BusinessReviewWeekly:www.brw.com.au
WallStreetJournal:www.wsj.com
BusinessWeek:www.businessweek.com
CNNFinancialNetwork:www.cnnfn.com

SecuritiesExchanges
AustralianSecuritiesExchange:www.asx.com.au
NewYorkStockExchange:www.nyse.com

5 COURSEEVALUATIONANDDEVELOPMENT

EachyearfeedbackissoughtfromstudentsaboutthecoursesofferedintheSchoolandcontinual
improvementsaremadebasedonthisfeedback.Inthiscourse,wewillseekyourfeedbackthrough
courseandinstructorevaluations.Previousstudentfeedbackhasbeenincorporatedintocourse
deliveriesresultinginsignificantlyimprovedlearningexperiencestothestudentsoftheSchool.Your
feedbackexpressedinthecourseandinstructorevaluationsareofutmostimportanceinimproving
thequalityofeducationofferedattheSchool.Theevaluationsmustbeobjectiveandtaken
seriously.

6 COURSESCHEDULE



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COURSESCHEDULE
Week LectureTopic TutorialTopic
Required
Readings
Lecturer
Week1
28July
IntroductionandBasic
Concepts
NOTUTORIALS Ch1 KyungShim
Week2
4August
FinancialMathematics
Introductionand
BasicConcepts
Ch4,5 KyungShim
Week3
11August
TheValuationofaFirms
Securities
Financial
Mathematics
Ch6,7 KyungShim
Week4
18August
CapitalMarketHistory
TheValuationofa
FirmsSecurities
Ch10 KyungShim
Week5
25August
CapitalBudgeting:An
Introduction
CapitalMarket
History
Ch8 EmmaZhang
Week6
1September
CapitalBudgeting:
ApplicationsI
CapitalBudgeting:
AnIntroduction
Ch8,9 EmmaZhang
Week7
8September
CapitalBudgeting:
ApplicationsII
CapitalBudgeting:
ApplicationsI
Ch9 EmmaZhang
Week8
15September
RiskandReturn
CapitalBudgeting:
ApplicationsII
Ch11 KyungShim
Week9
22September
CostofCapital RiskandReturn Ch12 KyungShim
MidSemesterbreak:Saturday27SeptemberMonday6Octoberinclusive
Week10
7October
RaisingCapital CostofCapital Ch15 KyungShim
Week11
13October
CapitalStructure RaisingCapital Ch13 KyungShim
Week12
20October
DividendPolicy CapitalStructure Ch14 KyungShim
Week13
27October
NOLECTURES DividendPolicy

PARTB:KEYPOLICIES,STUDENTRESPONSIBILITIESANDSUPPORT

7 PROGRAMLEARNINGGOALSANDOUTCOMES

TheAustralianSchoolofBusinessProgramLearningGoalsreflectwhatwewantallstudentstoBEor
HAVE by the time they successfully complete their degree, regardless of their individual majors or
specialisations.Forexample,wewantallourgraduatestoHAVEahighlevelofbusinessknowledge,
and a sound awareness of ethical, social, cultural and environmental implications of business. As

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well, we want all our graduates to BE effective problemsolvers, communicators and team
participants.Theseareouroveralllearninggoalsforyou.

Youcandemonstrateyourachievementofthesegoalsbythespecificoutcomesyouachievebythe
end of your degree (e.g. be able to analyse and research business problems and propose well
justified solutions). Each course contributes to your development of two or more program learning
goals/outcomes by providing opportunities for you to practise these skills and to be assessed and
receivefeedback.

Program Learning Goals for undergraduate and postgraduate students cover the same key areas
(application of business knowledge, critical thinking, communication and teamwork, ethical, social
andenvironmentalresponsibility),whicharekeygoalsforallASBstudentsandessentialforsuccess
inaglobalisedworld.However,thespecificoutcomesreflectdifferentexpectationsfortheselevels
ofstudy.

Westrongly adviseyoutochoosearangeofcourseswhichassistyourdevelopmentof theseskills,


e.g., courses assessing written and oral communication skills, and to keep a record of your
achievementsagainsttheProgramLearningGoalsaspartofyourportfolio.

ASBUndergraduateProgramLearningGoalsandOutcomes

1.Knowledge:Ourgraduateswillhaveindepthdisciplinaryknowledgeapplicableinlocalandglobalcontexts.
Youshouldbeabletoselectandapplydisciplinaryknowledgetobusinesssituationsinalocalandglobalenvironment.

2.Criticalthinkingandproblemsolving:Ourgraduateswillbecriticalthinkersandeffectiveproblemsolvers.
Youshouldbeabletoidentifyandresearchissuesinbusinesssituations,analysetheissues,andproposeappropriateand
welljustifiedsolutions.

3.Communication:Ourgraduateswillbeeffectiveprofessionalcommunicators.
Youshouldbeableto:
c. Preparewrittendocumentsthatareclearandconcise,usingappropriatestyleandpresentationfortheintended
audience,purposeandcontext,and
d. Prepare and deliver oral presentations that are clear, focused, wellstructured, and delivered in a professional
manner.

4.Teamwork:Ourgraduateswillbeeffectiveteamparticipants.
Youshouldbeabletoparticipatecollaborativelyandresponsiblyinteams,andreflectonyourownteamwork,andonthe
teamsprocessesandabilitytoachieveoutcomes.

5. Ethical, social and environmental responsibility: Our graduates will have a sound awareness of the ethical, social,
culturalandenvironmentalimplicationsofbusinesspractice.
Youwillbeableto:
a. Identifyandassessethical,environmentaland/orsustainabilityconsiderationsinbusinessdecisionmakingand
practice,and
b. Identifysocialandculturalimplicationsofbusinesssituations.

ASBPostgraduateCourseworkProgramLearningGoalsandOutcomes

1.Knowledge:Ourgraduateswillhavecurrentdisciplinaryorinterdisciplinaryknowledgeapplicableinlocalandglobal
contexts.
You should be able to identify and apply current knowledge of disciplinary or interdisciplinary theory and professional
practicetobusinessinlocalandglobalenvironments.

2.Criticalthinkingandproblemsolving:Ourgraduateswillhavecriticalthinkingandproblemsolvingskillsapplicable
tobusinessandmanagementpracticeorissues.

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Youshouldbeabletoidentify,researchandanalysecomplexissuesandproblemsinbusinessand/ormanagement,and
proposeappropriateandwelljustifiedsolutions.

3.Communication:Ourgraduateswillbeeffectivecommunicatorsinprofessionalcontexts.
Youshouldbeableto:
a. Producewrittendocumentsthatcommunicatecomplexdisciplinaryideasandinformationeffectivelyforthe
intendedaudienceandpurpose,and
b. Produce oral presentations that communicate complex disciplinary ideas and information effectively for the
intendedaudienceandpurpose.

4.Teamwork:Ourgraduateswillbeeffectiveteamparticipants.
Youshouldbeabletoparticipatecollaborativelyandresponsiblyinteams,andreflectonyourownteamwork,andonthe
teamsprocessesandabilitytoachieveoutcomes.

5. Ethical, social and environmental responsibility: Our graduates will have a sound awareness of ethical, social,
culturalandenvironmentalimplicationsofbusinessissuesandpractice.
Youshouldbeableto:
a. Identifyandassessethical,environmentaland/orsustainabilityconsiderationsinbusinessdecisionmakingand
practice,and
b. Considersocialandculturalimplicationsofbusinessand/ormanagementpractice.

8 ACADEMICHONESTYANDPLAGIARISM

The University regards plagiarism as a form of academic misconduct, and has very strict rules
regarding plagiarism. For UNSW policies, penalties, and information to help you avoid plagiarism
see: http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism/index.html as well as the guidelines in the online ELISE
andELISEPlustutorialsforallnewUNSWstudents:http://subjectguides.library.unsw.edu.au/elise

Toseeifyouunderstandplagiarism,dothisshortquiz:
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/plagiarism/plagquiz.html.

For information on how to acknowledge your sources and reference correctly, see:
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/ref.html.
FortheASBHarvardReferencingGuide,seetheASBReferencingandPlagiarismwebpage(ASB
>LearningandTeaching>Studentservices>Referencingandplagiarism).

9 STUDENTRESPONSIBILITIESANDCONDUCT

Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to university policies in relation to class
attendance and general conduct and behaviour, including maintaining a safe, respectful
environment; and to understand their obligations in relation to workload, assessment and keeping
informed.

Information and policies on these topics can be found in the AZ Student Guide:
https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/atoz/A.html. See especially, information on Attendance and
Absence, Academic Misconduct, Assessment Information, Examinations, Student
Responsibilities,WorkloadandpoliciessuchasOccupationalHealthandSafety.

9.1 Workload


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Itisexpectedthatyouwillspendatleastninetotenhoursperweekstudyingthiscourse.Thistime
should be made up of reading, research, working on exercises and problems, online activities and
attendingclasses.Inperiodswhereyouneedtocompleteassignmentsorprepareforexaminations,
theworkloadmaybegreater.

Overcommitment has been a cause of failure for many students. You should take the required
workloadintoaccountwhenplanninghowtobalancestudywithemploymentandotheractivities.

We strongly encourage you to connect with your Moodle course websites in the first week of
semester.Localandinternationalresearchindicatesthatstudentswhoengageearlyandoftenwith
theircoursewebsitearemorelikelytopasstheircourse.

9.2 Attendance

Yourregularandpunctualattendanceatlecturesandseminarsisexpectedinthiscourse.University
regulationsindicatethatifstudentsattendlessthan80%ofscheduledclassestheymayberefused
finalassessment.

9.3 GeneralConductandBehaviour

You are expected to conduct yourself with consideration and respect for the needs of your fellow
studentsandteachingstaff.Conductwhichundulydisruptsorinterfereswithaclass,suchasringing
ortalkingonmobilephones,isnotacceptableandstudentsmaybeaskedtoleavetheclass.More
information on student conduct is available at:
https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/atoz/BehaviourOfStudents.html

9.4 OccupationalHealthandSafety

UNSWPolicyrequireseachpersontoworksafelyandresponsibly,inordertoavoidpersonalinjury
andtoprotectthesafetyofothers.Formoreinformation,seehttp://www.ohs.unsw.edu.au/.

9.5 KeepingInformed

You should take note of all announcements made in lectures, tutorials or on the course web site.
From time to time, the University will send important announcements to your university email
address without providing you with a paper copy. You will be deemed to have received this
information. It is also your responsibility to keep the University informed of all changes to your
contactdetails.

10 SPECIALCONSIDERATIONANDSUPPLEMENTARYEXAMINATIONS

Youmustsubmitallassignmentsandattendallexaminationsscheduledforyourcourse.Youshould
seekassistanceearlyifyousufferillnessormisadventurewhichaffectsyourcourseprogress.


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GeneralInformationonSpecialConsideration:
1. AllapplicationsforspecialconsiderationmustbelodgedonlinethroughmyUNSWwithin3
workingdaysoftheassessment(LogintomyUNSWandgotoMyStudentProfiletab>My
StudentServiceschannel>OnlineServices>SpecialConsideration).Youwillthenneedto
submittheoriginalsorcertifiedcopiesofyourcompletedProfessionalAuthorityform(pdf
downloadhere)andothersupportingdocumentationtoStudentCentral.Formore
information,pleasestudycarefullyinadvancetheinstructionsandconditionsat:
https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/atoz/SpecialConsideration.html.
2. Pleasenotethatdocumentationmaybecheckedforauthenticityandthesubmissionoffalse
documentation will be treated as academic misconduct. The School may ask to see the
originalorcertifiedcopy.
3. Applications will not be accepted by teaching staff. The lecturerincharge will be
automaticallynotifiedwhenyoulodgeanonlineapplicationforspecialconsideration.
4. Decisions and recommendations are only made by lecturersincharge (or by the Faculty
PanelinthecaseofUGfinalexamspecialconsiderations),notbytutors.
5. Applying for special consideration does not automatically mean that you will be granted a
supplementaryexamorotherconcession.
6. Specialconsiderationrequestsdonotallowlecturersinchargetoawardstudentsadditional
marks.

ASBPolicyonrequestsforSpecialConsiderationforFinalExamsinUndergraduateCourses:
The policy of the School of Banking and Finance is that the lecturerincharge will need to be
satisfiedoneachofthefollowingbeforesupportingarequestforspecialconsideration:

1.Doesthemedicalcertificatecontainallrelevantinformation?Foramedicalcertificateto
be accepted, the degree of illness, and impact on the student, must be stated by the
medicalpractitioner(severe,moderate,mild).Acertificatewithoutthiswillnotbevalid.
2. Has the student performed satisfactorily in the other assessment items? Satisfactory
performance would require at a composite grade of at least 50% at the time of
considerationandmeetingtheobligationtohaveattended80%oftutorials.
3. Does the student have a history of previous applications for special consideration? A
history of previous applications may preclude a student from being granted special
consideration.

SpecialConsiderationandtheFinalExam:
ApplicationsforspecialconsiderationinrelationtothefinalexamareconsideredbyanASBFaculty
panel to which lecturersincharge provide their recommendations for each request. If the Faculty
panel grants a special consideration request, this will entitle the student to sit a supplementary
examination.Nootherformofconsiderationwillbegranted.Thefollowingprocedureswillapply:

1. Supplementary exams will be scheduled centrally and will be held approximately two
weeks after the formal examination period. The dates for ASB supplementary exams for
Semester2,2014are:
9
th
DecemberexamsfortheSchoolofAccounting
10
th
DecemberexamsforallSchoolsexceptAccountingandEconomics

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11
th
DecemberexamsfortheSchoolofEconomics
Ifastudentlodgesaspecialconsiderationforthefinalexam,theyarestatingtheywillbe
availableontheabovedates.Supplementaryexamswillnotbeheldatanyothertime.
2. Where a student is granted a supplementary examination as a result of a request for
specialconsideration,thestudentsoriginalexam(ifcompleted)willbeignoredandonly
themarkachievedinthesupplementaryexaminationwillcounttowardsthefinalgrade.
Failuretoattendthesupplementaryexamwillnotentitlethestudenttohavetheoriginal
exampapermarkedandmayresultinazeromarkforthefinalexam.

If you attend the regular final exam, you are extremely unlikely to be granted a supplementary
exam.Henceifyouaretooilltoperformuptoyournormalstandardintheregularfinalexam,you
arestronglyadvisednottoattend.However,grantingofasupplementaryexaminsuchcasesisnot
automatic.Youwouldstillneedtosatisfythecriteriastatedabove.

The ASBs Special Consideration and Supplementary Examination Policy and Procedures for Final
ExamsforUndergraduateCoursesisavailableat:
http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/currentstudents/resources/forms/Documents/supplementaryexampr
ocedures.pdf.

SpecialconsiderationandassessmentsotherthantheFinalexam:

ApplicationsforspecialconsiderationinrelationtothemidtermexamareconsideredbyanASB
Facultypaneltowhichlecturersinchargeprovidetheirrecommendationsforeachrequest.Ifthe
Facultypanelgrantsaspecialconsiderationrequest,thiswillentitlethestudenttosita
supplementaryexamination.Nootherformofconsiderationwillbegranted.

11 STUDENTRESOURCESANDSUPPORT

TheUniversityandtheASBprovideawiderangeofsupportservicesforstudents,including:

ASBEducationDevelopmentUnit(EDU)http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/learningandteaching
ClickonStudentServices.
Provides academic writing, study skills and maths support specifically for ASB students.
Servicesincludeworkshops,onlineresources,andindividualconsultations.EDUOffice:Level
1,Room1033,QuadrangleBuilding.Phone:93855584;Email:edu@unsw.edu.au.
ASBStudentCentrehttp://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/requests
Providesadviceanddirectiononallaspectsofadmission,enrolmentandgraduation.Office:
Level1,Room1028intheQuadrangleBuilding;Phone:93853189.
MoodleeLearningSupport
ForonlinehelpusingMoodle,goto:https://student.unsw.edu.au/moodlesupport.Fortechnical
support,email:itservicecentre@unsw.edu.au;Phone:93851333.
UNSWLearningCentre(www.lc.unsw.edu.au)
Provides academic skills support services, including workshops and resources, for all UNSW
students.Seewebsitefordetails.
Librarytrainingandsearchsupportservices
http://info.library.unsw.edu.au/web/services/services.html

FINS 1613 BUSINESS FINANCE
IT Service Centre: Provides technical support for problems logging in to websites,
downloading documents etc. https://www.it.unsw.edu.au/students/index.html Office:
UNSWLibraryAnnexe(Groundfloor).Ph:93851333.
UNSWCounsellingandPsychologicalServices
http://www.counselling.unsw.edu.au Provides free, confidential service for problems of a
personal or academic nature; and workshops on study issues such as Coping with Stress
andProcrastination.Office:Level2,EastWing,QuadrangleBuilding;Phone:93855418.
StudentEquity&DisabilitiesUnithttp://www.studentequity.unsw.edu.auProvides
adviceregardingequityanddiversityissues,andsupportforstudentswhohaveadisability
ordisadvantagethatinterfereswiththeirlearning.Office:GroundFloor,JohnGoodsell
Building;Phone:93854734;Email:seadu@unsw.edu.au

12 ADDITIONALRESPONSIBILITIESANDKEYDATES

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT:
1. You are recorded by the University as being correctly enrolled in all your courses.
2. You have successfully completed all prerequisite courses. Any work done in courses for which prerequisites
have not been fulfilled will be disregarded (unless an exemption has been granted), and no credit given or
grade awarded.
3. You abide by key dates:
Monday 28
th
July is the first day of Semester 2 lectures.
Sunday 3
rd
August is the last day you can change your enrolment and timetable via myUNSW, and is also
the due date for Semester 2 fees.
Sunday 31
st
August (end Week 5) is the last day to discontinue without financial penalty (census date).
Applications to start FEE-HELP must also be lodged well before this date.
Sunday 14
th
September (end Week 7) is the last day to discontinue without academic penalty.
4. You organise your affairs to take account of examination and other assessment dates where these are
known. Be aware that your final examination may fall at any time during the semesters examination period.
The scheduling of examinations is controlled by the University administration. No early examinations are
possible. The examination period for Semester 2, 2014, falls between 7
th
November and 22
nd
November
(provisional dates subject to change).
5. When the final examination timetable is released on 26
th
September, ensure that you have no clashes or
unreasonable difficulty in attending the scheduled examinations.
6. Schools in the ASB schedule a common date for any supplementary exams that may be required. For
Semester 2, these are:
9
th
December, 2014 exams for the School of Accounting
10
th
December, 2014 exams for all Schools except Accounting and Economics
11
th
December, 2014 exams for the School of Economics


A full list of UNSW Key Dates is located at: https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/resources/KeyDates.html