25300: Fundamentals of Business Finance

oatsandsugar —  July 26, 2010 — 13 Comments

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.

I Moustache You A Questions (SAY IT)

Say it. Also, ask as many questions as you want in the tutes. It will help you understand the subject.

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?”
Me: “Yep!”
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.




LLM candidate at Cornell Tech. Consultant for King & Wood Mallesons and Project Evangelist for Legalese.

13 responses to 25300: Fundamentals of Business Finance


    Hi Yochi
    Your website is great and it really helps immensely…keep up the awesome work, it really makes a difference…
    I’m doing finance this semester and am just wondering whether you will be posting the assignment you’re talking about. It would be a great guide to my further learning…
    Thanks a bunch


    Me again =)
    Sorry to bug you but was wondering whether you by any chance have any practice mid sem papers and if you do whether it would be possible to post them up or something. The lecturer said they wont be posting any on UTS Online but it would be great to get some practice and see how it’s all set up and stuff.
    Thanks heaps =)


      sorry about the late reply, I’m trying to crank out a few essays before mid-sems 🙂
      They didn’t give us any practice papers for Finance, but I can give you a bit of advice:
      – know your cheat-sheet
      – take your time and re-read each question
      The mid-sem wasn’t too hard, if you do all of the tutorial work from the weeks before, you should be sweet.
      good luck!


    Hi, thanks so much for setting up this website. It gives me a little insight into what I’m in for!! I was wondering if you had any self study solutions for the old textbook, or if you had tute solutions to share? I hate waiting a week for the tute to find out whether I’ve grasped a concept or not!


    Hey Yochi,

    YOUR CHEAT SHEET IS AWESOME!! Do you have any notes for the final?


    Hi Yochi,

    I hope that you are well. I lost a lot of the stuff you sent me is there by any chance you could resend me the ‘drop box’. THANK YOU SO MUCH!



    hi Yoshi, just wondering if you could send me your notes and post exams for this subject, thanks!


      All the work I did for FBF was amking the cheat sheet and doing lots of practice questions. The cheat sheet is available on the dropbox or the website.

      Enjoy and good luck!


    I know it’s been a few years but do you at all remember if the exams were focused on the mathematical side of things? If so how hard were the questions??
    Appreciate any feedback, thanks!

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