Managerial Finance - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assessment (25%) , Invigilated Exam - Closed Book (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,960.00
International 4,210.00

The focus of corporate decision-making is two-fold: what investments should be made and how should they be financed. This course will develop a framework for analysing a firm’s investment and financing decisions, providing concepts and analytical tools that are based on the fundamental principles of modern financial theory. You will examine financial markets and the key financial tools used in managing organisations. You will investigate financial mathematic techniques, the valuation of debt and equity securities, corporate capital budgeting, risk and diversification, weighted average cost of capital, working capital management, dividend policy and financial risk management.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the financial challenges facing a contemporary business
  • Analyse financial reports and understand their limitation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial markets and apply financial modelling techniques to inform business decisions
  • Undertake independent academic research relating to asset allocation.
  • Assessment (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Closed Book (50%)
  • Quizzes (25%)
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:

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

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Corporate Finance
2Time value of money and discounted cash flow valuation
3Valuation of Bonds and Stocks
4Project evaluation
5Capital investment decisions
6Capital structure - debt and equity
7Cost of capital and capital structure
8Risk and return
9Efficient capital markets
10Dividends and other payouts
11Derivatives and hedging risk
12International corporate finance

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

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.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Corporate Finance

    By:Ross, Westerfield & Jaffe

    ISBN: 9780078034770


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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