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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 classical tax system, the impact of taxes under an imputation tax system, corporate acquisitions and restructuring, hybrid securities as a source of finance, techniques in raising capital.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Explain the different techniques used by firms to raise equity and debt capital.
- Apply alternative capital budgeting techniques in the presence of taxes and differing project lives.
- Discuss the impact of market imperfections on a firm’s capital structure decision.
- Discuss the impact of market imperfections on a firm’s distribution decision.
- Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid securities as a source of finance.
- Assess the economic consequences of corporate acquisition and restructuring activities.
- Explain the option-theoretic interpretation of debt and equity.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- High level of development: oral communication; written communication; problem solving; interpretation and analysis; evaluation of data and other information.
- Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; statistical reasoning; application of theory to practice; synthesis of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.
- Some level of development: critical thinking; use of computer software.
Last updated: 1 December 2023