Advanced Corporate Finance - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Individual (5-15%) , Assignment 2 - Group (25-35%) - Learn more

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Domestic continuing 1,383.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 3,143.00
International continuing 1,633.00

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This unit extends the principles of corporate finance covered in Financial Management unit. It aims to develop students' advanced understanding of selected topics in corporate finance and equip students with the ability to analyse and apply theoretical concepts to complex financial problems faced by Australian organisations.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the issues in relation to valuation techniques and estimate the value of firm using different models
  2. Explain capital budgeting complications and evaluate and estimate risks associated with a project and/or a firm
  3. Discuss and explain the process within merger and acquisitions and summarise the key outcomes from mergers and acquisitions
  4. Discuss the exposures to risk in a business and how a business could choose different risk management instruments to hedge against these risks
  5. Critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of finance concepts and theories and apply theories to corporate financial decision and policy making.
  • Assignment 1 — Individual (5-15%)
  • Assignment 2 — Group (25-35%)
  • Invigilated Exam — (50-60%)
  • Mid-study period test — (15-25%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • FIN307 — Advanced Corporate Finance

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Additional materials

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Strategy and Finance: Goals, the Organisation and Shareholder Wealth
2Valuation Techniques
3Cost of Capital
4Investment Analysis
5Financing Decisions and Capital Structure
6Agency problems
7Mergers and Acquisitions
8Risk and Risk Management

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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

  • Corporate Finance, Global Edition

    By:Jonathan Berk

    ISBN: 9781292160160


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