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Case Studies in Finance (FNCE90023)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeFNCE90023
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This is a capstone subject for the program consisting of selected case studies from topics including: financial management, investment management, portfolio analysis, derivatives and risk management, mergers and acquisitions, raising capital and other topical issues. The case studies describe actual business situations faced by financial managers, which requires analysis and decision-making.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Interpret basic financial statements and explain how they link together;
  • Explain and apply ratio analysis in valuation;
  • Explain how fundamental values (or 'intrinsic values') are estimated;
  • Apply, evaluate and compare current technologies to value firms using financial information;
  • Explain business activities that determine value, and identify 'value created for shareholders';
  • Explain the funding alternatives available to firms;
  • Evaluate the consequences of mergers and acquisitions;
  • Describe the nature and role of derivatives in risk management.

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: 9 November 2018