Most students pick this subject up in second year, either first or second semester. I chose to do it first year. In second semester, you only have one Bus subject, and two really easy Law ones. I would definitely recommend overloading to 2 business and 2 law subjects, it’s not too hard and it’ll make next year easier.
Fundamentals of Business Finance really isn’t too hard. Really. Don’t listen to the nay-sayers.
I did have it a bit easy though. I was in an evening class (which I totally recommend, there tend to be less people with more experience in evening classes, I choose them on purpose) and I termed up with a Sagely Business Executive Type for our assignment. It literally went down like this:
SBET: “You want to be in my finance group?”
SBET: “Cool. Here’s our assignment.”
We got full marks. Choosing a good finance group is important!
Don’t stress too much over the test. If you’ve done the homework and a couple of practice papers (like accounting, I crammed this into the week before the test) you can do really well. Make a good cheat sheet. It can only be one page. Mine is 8 pages. I double-sided 4 pages to a page printed it. It is colour coded! Here it is (25300Cheatsheet). One thing I remember though, the first half is for mid-sems, the second is for finals. When they say that they don’t overlap, they mean it.
Enjoy! Don’t stress.