Corporate Finance - 2017

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Unit summary

MFIN1059

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 3
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Invigilated Exam - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (50%) , Mid-study period test - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
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Domestic 4,080.00
International 4,330.00

The unit builds on the concept of net present value so as to account for uncertainty, taxes and strategic concerns before using these concepts to analyse financing and investment decisions from the perspective of financial managers. The unit will develop the basic framework for decision-making and you will investigate the theories of corporate finance, the analytical techniques used to value assets, and various aspects of the financial markets. In this context, this unit will explore the relationship between the investment and financing decisions with particular emphasis on capital budgeting, dividend policy, capital structure, leasing decision and corporate acquisition.

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. CLO1: Demonstrate an understanding of financial reporting with an emphasis on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  2. CLO2: Evaluate investment proposals and apply capital budgeting techniques
  3. CLO3: Determine the natures of Dividend Policy and assess various Dividend models
  4. CLO4: Identify the nature of the capital structure and assess the cost of capital
  5. CLO5: Understand the motivation and procedures for mergers and acquisitions
  6. CLO6: Apply the key concepts and tools learnt in the course on corporate strategic decision making in the context of complex environments and competitive dynamics.
  • Invigilated Exam — Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (50%)
  • Mid-study period test — Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (20%)
  • Project — Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4, 6 (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Overview and Integrity of Capital Markets
2Corporate Finance and the Theory of Firm
3Dividend Policy
4Capital Structure Decision
5Capital Budgeting 1: Principles and Methods
6Capital Budgeting 2: The Application of Valuation Methods
7Leasing
8Cost of Capital
9Corporate Acquisition
10Corporate Restructuring
11Pension Plans and Employee Benefit Funds

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
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