ACCT 7012 Corporate Finance

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200426

Coordinator Qiongbing Wu Opens in new window

Description As an introductory finance unit, Corporate Finance introduces students to the fundamental concepts of finance theory - the time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting and capital structure - and to the tools of financial decision-making in the context of the Australian institutional environment. Students examine the investment, financing and dividend decisions of corporations and develop an understanding of the basic practices of financial management from the perspective of both large and small firms.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 8876 - Finance LGYA 8986 - Corporate Finance (PG)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate Business program or 3693 Master of Engineering.

Assumed Knowledge

Secondary school mathematics, and introductory economics or microeconomics.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Understand and apply the fundamental concepts and theories of corporate finance,
  2. Identify the factors affecting corporate financial decisions,
  3. Employ financial techniques to evaluate financial assets and corporate investments,
  4. Apply financial tools to corporate risk management,
  5. Understand corporate financial decisions within the Australian institutional context.

Subject Content

Introduction to corporate financial management
Time Value of Money
Valuing shares and bonds
Introduction to capital budgeting
Application of capital budgeting
Risk and return
The cost of capital
Leverage and capital structure
Dividend policy

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Mid-session Examination 2 hours 35 N Individual
Case Study 1,500 words 20 N Group
Final Examination 2 hours 45 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Ross et al (2018). Essentials of Corporate Finance 4th edition, McGraw-Hill Education

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 1

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Evening

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Quarter 2

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Evening

Subject Contact Qiongbing Wu Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Neelam Goela Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Uoe - Ho Chi Minh City

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Subject Contact Qiongbing Wu Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Quarter 3

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Evening

Subject Contact Qiongbing Wu Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Uoe - Ho Chi Minh City

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Subject Contact Qiongbing Wu Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Quarter 4

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Evening

Subject Contact Qiongbing Wu Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

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Subject Contact Neelam Goela Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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