Corporate Finance - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 3
  • Availability for 2018: 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 (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
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: Apply the financial concepts and tools of corporate finance to the firm’s investment decisions, its opportunity cost of capital, factors affecting the valuation of bonds and stocks, as well as the firm’s capital budgeting and leasing decisions
  2. CLO2: Apply knowledge of corporate strategic decision making in the context of complex environments and competitive dynamics
  3. CLO3: Understand the nature of leverage and the constraints borrowers face in its use
  4. CLO4: Determine the natures of dividend policy and assess various dividend models
  5. CLO5: Understand the motivation and procedures for mergers and acquisitions
  6. CLO6: Apply financial knowledge to real problems in business and recognise the practical difficulties in applying the theory.
  • Invigilated Exam — Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (50%)
  • Mid-study period test — Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (30%)
  • Project — Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4 (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

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
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.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Business Finance

    By:Peirson et al

    ISBN: 9781743078976


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