Finance: BUSS 5249: Managerial Finance

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1. Assessment 2: Report

For Assessment Two you will need to write a report which describes a substantive application, or applications, of learnings from the course. Please see your course outline and course site for the full assessment details and for the report format.


This assignment help has been created to assist you in finding resources to support your report.

2. Financial information

Use the below resources to help you find financial data:

Financial Databases

For more information on these databases, including search tips please use our Company Financials page

2. Financial Information - Financial Ratios

IBISWorld - You can find Financial Ratio information in IBISWorld

Industry Information

Company information


DatAnalysis Premium (Morningstar) also contains information on Financial Ratios.


3. Company and industry information

Our Company and Industry Information guide will show you were to look for company information:

For Australian companies start with IbisWorld with company reports on 2000 Australian companies, as well as industry reports and risk rating reports

4. Plan your search

Before you start searching you should:

  • Identify the main concepts within your topic or question
  • Think of alternative words or synonyms you could also search for

This Video will guide you through this process

Learn more about searching with the below resource

5. What are academic sources?

Academic references can be referred to scholarly sources or peer reviewed (refereed). These can include journal articles, books, book chapters, reports and other sources.  To find out more about academic references look at the below resources

Tip: When searching in the library catalogue you can filter your results to show only 'peer reviewed'

6. Business Source Complete and ABI/INFORM

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, covering all things business. 

An example search in Business Source Complete:

Tip: Use Limit To on the left hand side to select publication date

ABI/INFORM collection

The ABI/INFORM Collection contains articles covering all aspects of the broad area of business, applied economics and law. 

7. How to write a report

Now that you have done your research it is time to put all of your information together.

Study Help is an online hub packed with resources to help with assignments and study skills. Watch the below short video on report writing

Referencing support

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Help with the Harvard UniSA referencing style. Find in text-citations and reference examples, from different sources such as articles, books & chapters, websites, and more.

Other referencing support tools:

  • Referencing hub
    Information around what is referencing, paraphrasing, referencing rules, referencing styles and Academic Integrity. Also includes a link to the Harvard Referencing Guide UniSA (pdf).
  • Referencing forum
    Discuss referencing, exchange advice and post questions and answers about referencing (facilitated by Student Engagement Unit).

What do you do with all those references you have found?

Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.