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.
  • Topics
    • 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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • SWI-FIN208

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

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -
    • 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 1 - Assignment — Individual (20-30%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam — Individual (40-60%) (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Quizzes — Individual (20-30%) (0%)

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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