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Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Explain the fundamentals of corporate finance stemming from underlying theoretical principles and the application of those principles
  2. Generate logical solutions to finance problems that are fit for purpose and be cognisant of the impact of financial decisions on businesses
  3. Communicate a range of arguments in the corporate finance discipline appropriate to the audience, through a variety of communication media
  4. Demonstrate independent capability to apply theoretical understanding in analysing the challenges related to corporate finance.
    • An introduction to corporate financial management
    • The time value of money
    • Valuing shares and bonds
    • Capital budgeting, NPV, making capital investment decisions
    • Risk and return, capital asset pricing model
    • Weighted average cost of capital
    • Financial leverage and capital structure policy
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials

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

SWI-ACC10007-Financial Information for Decision Making


In addition to ACC10007 students are also required to have 75 credit points before attempting this subject.

Special requirements

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    • Additional materials

This subject enables students to focus on the goals and functions of corporate financial management. It is designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of the scope and nature of the finance functions and its role within corporate management. It is intended to develop appropriate practical skills to utilise the disciplines of finance and quantitative analysis in making investment and financing decisions towards value creation. In effect, it will enhance the ability in applying informed judgements and help taking effective, ethical and timely actions as to current and future acquisition and allocation of resources in a complex corporate environment.

  • Assignment — Individual (20-30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Individual (40-60%)
  • Quizzes — Individual (20-30%)

Related degrees

undergraduate SWI-BUS-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Business

  • Bachelor of Business Core Subjects
  • Major in Advertising (this Major is currently in teach-out)
  • Major in Economics
  • Major in Finance
  • Major in Information Systems
  • Major in Marketing
  • Co-Major in Advertising (this Co-Major is currently in teach-out)
  • Co-Major in Economics (for Finance students)
  • Co-Major in Economics (not for Finance students)
  • Co-Major in Finance (cannot be taken with the Finance or Economics Major)
  • Co-Major in Finance (for Economics students)
  • Co-Major in Information Systems
  • Co-Major in Marketing (cannot be taken with the Marketing Major)