Dr Khoa Hoang is a great man - attending lectures will help a lot if you are prepared and he's teaching.
Mid-Sem exam was difficult, although the number of SAQ's had been reduced my semester and one of the invigilators had a stroke. If you aren't purchasing the textbook, questions and solutions to all chapters can be easily found online. Online quizzes and a short assignment can help buffer poor marks in the exams.
(Taken Semester 1, 2018)
Semester 1 - 2017
Bachelor of Commerce
Is lecture attendance necessary?
Not entirely necessary, but can still recommended.
This is a good course for finance but I'm very annoyed with the preparation. The content is heavy and you need the textbook. but there are A LOT of mistakes in the questions and answers in the lecture slides leaving many student confused. you'd think they'd give the proper answers after paying this much money in student fees but they can't do even that.
Very difficult course despite studying hard. The lectures basically follow the textbook which is helpful. Lectures are definitely worth going to, to help make sense of majority of the topics. Tutorials it is helpful to complete the work before attending them. Mid semester exam was quite difficult, however the final exam wasn't as difficult as I expected. The quizzes are very important and would highly recommend completing all of them as they are a helpful study tool as well as forcing you to keep up with the content. I received really comprehensive email responses from the course staff which was helpful. Except there was a big stuff up with grading on blackboard where some students marks changed.