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  • Essentials of Corporate ValuationFNCE30011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the key concepts and methodologies used in the valuation of corporations and other business interests including stand‐alone projects, joint ventures and private equity. Topics include: cashflow‐based approaches, multiples‐based approaches, forecasting cashflows and earnings,...

  • Finance Theory - InvestmentsFNCE90041

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an overview of capital market theory and evidence. We will cover dynamic models of optimal portfolio choice and equilibrium asset pricing. Topics include current research in both theoretical and empirical studies.

  • Financial Crises: A Critical AnalysisFNCE90063

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This course examines financial crises and panics throughout history and the lessons that policy makers and market participants should draw from past events. Crises studied may include the Dutch tulip bubble, the South Sea Bubble, the Crash of 1929, the Great Depression, Junk bonds, the Asian fina...

  • Introduction to Real Estate AnalysisFNCE20004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject applies the financial skills acquired in Finance I to analyse investments in residential and commercial real estate. A firm understanding of real estate markets is essential to these analyses. The subject will examine the operation of the markets for owner-occupied and rental housing...

  • Corporate Financial Decision MakingFNCE20005

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines capital budgeting techniques, the capital structure decision, the distribution decision and corporate risk management at a more advanced level to that covered in FNCE10002 Principles of Finance. Topics include: the Modigliani-Miller theorems, the impact of taxes under a clas...

  • Research Methods in FinanceFNCE40004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This course provides students with an understanding of issues involved in the design and conduct of empirical research in finance (including the application of statistical and econometric techniques) by examination of recent seminal published work in selected areas of the finance discipline. In d...

  • Financial Institutions ManagementFNCE40008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Objectives of financial institutions; principles of financial intermediation; liquidity management; interest rate risk management; market risk; VaR; credit risk modelling; the role of capital; efficiency in the financial services sector; financial institutions regulation.

  • Foundations of FinanceFNCE90002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves a study of the theoretical underpinnings of modern finance. Topics covered include choice under uncertainty, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, option pricing models, investment evaluation, corporate financial policy, agency theory.  

  • Fundamentals of FinanceFNCE90065

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of finance, financial securities and financial markets. Topics include: key financial concepts such as the time-value-of-money, risk, return, present value, diversification, arbitrage, leverage and voting control; key financial securities such ...

  • Derivative SecuritiesFNCE90011

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject covers derivative markets and derivative securities. It discusses pricing, risk management and regulatory aspects of derivative securities. Topics include: forwards and futures markets, options markets, arbitrage and trading securities, basic pricing concepts, the cost-of-carry model...

  • Case Studies in FinanceFNCE90013

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    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 act...

  • Special Topics in Finance BFNCE90044


    Special subjects may be offered from time to time which are tailored to the interests of permanent and/ or visiting members of staff.

  • Special Topics in Finance DFNCE90067


    Special Topics subjects may be offered from time to time which are tailored to the interests of permanent and/ or visiting members of staff.

  • Foundations of FinTechFNCE30012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Technology has been transforming the financial industry, with the potential to disrupt traditional industry structure and practice. The subject is organised around a number of real‐world issues, in order to introduce fundamental underlying economic (including money, moral hazard, property rights ...

  • Property Investment, Development FinanceFNCE90049

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject presents the principles, concepts and methods needed to analyse an investment in an existing property, to analyse a potential property development and to raise private and public debt or capital for property investment. Discounted cash flows and real estate economics are the basis of...

  • Mergers and Value Enhancing StrategiesFNCE90012

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject covers mergers and acquisitions and other value enhancing policies. Topics to be covered include: valuation techniques, mergers and acquisitions (introduction, motives, corporate control, strategic issues, offensive and defensive strategies and ploys); demergers (equity carve outs an...

  • Finance LawFNCE90028


    The subject deals with a range of general law issues relating to finance including contract, property and security, as well as the sections of the trade practices legislation concerning misleading and deceptive conduct. Particular topics include fundraising, derivatives and insolvency. The subjec...

  • Empirical InvestmentsFNCE90077

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students enrol in Empirical Investments after the completion of Empirical Corporate Finance, these subjects are completed in two consecutive semesters. A number of seminars will be held during the semester to discuss various aspects of the program including bibliographic and other resources avail...

  • Finance Theory - Corporate FinanceFNCE90042

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    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.

  • Street FinanceFNCE30008

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    Street Finance is an innovative subject that involves finance students visiting secondary schools in Melbourne for the purpose of delivering three lessons on finance topics of interest and relevance to young people. Participation in Street Finance requires students to develop a thorough understa...