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Finance Theory - Corporate Finance (FNCE90042)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeFNCE90042
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will cover both theory and evidence. Topics covered will include raising capital, capital structure choice, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, contracting and incentives, game theory and signalling models, default and renegotiation and security design.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Analyse firms’ investment decisions under idealized settings and explain the importance of these decisions for shareholders and the economy
  • Analyse the legal and institutional determinants of investment and financing decisions
  • Analyse effects of moral hazard and adverse selection on firms’ investment and financing decisions
  • Analyse the effects of contracts on problems of moral hazard and adverse selection
  • Analyse dynamic models of investment and financing decisions and compare these with traditional static models

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Collaborative learning
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Interpretation & analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Synthesis of data and other information
  • Evaluation of data and other information
  • Using computer software
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources

Last updated: 16 August 2017