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Corporate Finance

Postgraduate | UNE-AFM531 | 2024

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Corporate Finance

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate a well-developed understanding of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and an advanced and integrated understanding of value creation in corporate firms in a sustainable way through long-term financial decisions;
    2. demonstrate expert knowledge of financial analytical techniques such as financial mathematics, valuation of bonds and shares and the relationship between risk and return, and apply these to business-related contexts;
    3. demonstrate expert knowledge of how financial analytical techniques can be applied to long-term financial decisions such as how to determine what type of assets to invest in, how to raise the necessary funding, how to choose the mix of debt and equity and how to reward shareholders;
    4. demonstrate expert knowledge of working capital management decisions made in corporate firms;
    5. demonstrate a well-developed understanding of applications of mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation and international finance;
    6. use a range of cognitive, communication and research skills to investigate, analyse, synthesise and critically reflect on time value principles, valuation and risk return to solve complex problems; and
    7. work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills in the area of corporate finance.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-MPA-MAS-2024 - Master of Professional Accounting


  • UNE-MPA-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Accounting


Candidature in the Graduate Certificate in Accounting or the Master of Professional Accounting.
Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of accounting and quantitative methods.
Students who have not recently completed Year 11 or 12 Maths or equivalent study should enrol in the tUNEup your Maths program that is offered by the Academic Skills Office before the start of the trimester.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
    Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.
    Further information

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Professional Accounting

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Graduate Certificate in Accounting

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