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Corporate Finance (BUSA90046)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeBUSA90046
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Students should:

  • comprehend the framework for the understanding of the principles underlying most of the important financial and investment decisions made by enterprises;
  • be able to address with confidence the financial functions of management.

Intended learning outcomes

At the conclusion of the subject, students should understand the following concepts:

  • The major financial problems faced by public and private firms. The specific problems of private firms are considered at length
  • Techniques and instruments for managing risk. Especially insurance contracts and the use of hedging instruments such as futures contracts and swap contracts.
  • Management of liquidity and working capital of the firm through bank lines of credit and trade credit.
  • A broad understanding of the capital structure of the firm. In addition to the standard questions of debt v equity, long term v short term debt and fixed v floating debt, other forms of financing are considered, especially franchising and leasing.
  • How firms use weighted average cost of capital in choosing projects. How real options affect the capital budgetting decision. How dividend imputation effects the WACC of firms.
  • The essential features of relations between commercial banks and firms, and also investment banks and firms.

Last updated: 3 April 2019