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This subject introduces a study of recent literature in a number of areas of financial management. Topics include real options, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure decisions, dividend policy, security analysis and design, and corporate hedging.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject the student should be:
- Aware of current state of academic research in different areas of corporate finance such as firms’ corporate governance, executive compensation, capital structure and investment policy, and mergers and acquisitions, among others.
- Be able to clearly understand the research methodologies and data sets commonly utilised in research in corporate finance.
- Be able to critically evaluate research papers in these areas including in depth discussion of the published results as well as the limitations associated with them.
- Be able to reflect on the state-of-knowledge in these areas and propose viable research questions capable to filling gaps in the literature
High level of development: written communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; evaluation of data and other information.
Moderate level of development: oral communication; statistical reasoning; synthesis of data and other information.
Some level of development: use of computer software; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.
Last updated: 6 December 2019