Subject details

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

  1. explain the basic principles. frameworks and corporate finance models as they apply to business at a local and international level
  2. interpret corporate finance principles to solve business problems
  3. communicate the international scope and scale of corporate finance and how international trends and activities affect decision making in local business
  4. evaluate and synthesize the information learned and appropriately communicate that knowledge using relevant technology.
  • Topics

    • Introduction & Time Value of Money
    • Valuing Bonds
    • Valuing Shares
    • Investing: Decision Criteria
    • Investing: DCF & Project Analysis
    • Risk: Risk and Return
    • Risk: WACC & Company Valuation
    • Financing: Capital Raising
    • Financing: Debt Policy & Capital Structure
    • Dividend Payout Policy
    • Special Topics
    • Review
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Online assignment submission
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
    • Online Materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Quizzes
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
    • Other Materials

      • Audio
      • Video

Entry Requirements

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

CUR-GCB540-Financial and Management Accounting for Business

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is designed to introduce MBA students to a wide range of corporate finance topics to enable them to understand and participate in corporate finance decision making in organisations. The types of decisions include major capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, working capital, company valuations and share portfolio management.

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Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Exercise (20%)
  • Reflection (20%)
  • Report (35%)
  • Test (25%)

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 subject.

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Related degrees

postgraduate CUR-MBA-MAS-2019

Master of Business Administration MBA

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