CORPORATE FINANCE

FIN3CFI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is an analytical subject that deals with the financial behaviour of firms, and examines finance theory, practice and financial management within the context of Australian companies. You will study the methods by which financing and investments opportunities are evaluated by firms. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which the financial policies of companies (such as policies concerning investment, capital structure, cost of capital and dividend decision-making) are determined so as to maximise the value of the firm to its owners. You will also study the effect of various tax regimes on such decision-making in detail. Finally, you will also cover specialist areas of corporate finance, such as corporate acquisition and finance leases.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FIN2FIN or FIN1FOF OR BUS1AFB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFIN3CFI Corporate Finance, ISBN: 9781121927971PrescribedTen chapters were selected from: Tenth Edition by Ross, Westerfield, Jaffe, 2013 and two chapters from Eleventh Edition by Peirson, Brown, Easton, Howard, Pinder, 2012MCGRAW HILL AUSTRALIA,

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding (in written and oral form) of the theory and methodology of finance and how they are applied to evaluate the investment, financing and dividend decisions firms

Activities:
Tutorials, mid and final exams and project or assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Apply analytical and valuation techniques to a variety of issues and problems relating to the financial management of listed corporations

Activities:
Tutorials, mid and final exams and project or assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Demonstrate an understanding of the goals of listed corporations and how they make decisions to maximise the value of their owners' claims

Activities:
Tutorials, mid and final exams and project or assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of corporate and personal taxes on corporate financial policy and decision-making as they apply to the context of the dividend imputation system, behavioural characteristics and market imperfections

Activities:
final exam and project or assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final exam (3 h)Broadly equivalent to 2500 words60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam (1 h)Broadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
Two tutorial assessmentsBroadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final exam (3 h)Broadly equivalent to 2500 words60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam (1 h)Broadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
Two tutorial assessmentsBroadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 46
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final exam (3 h)Broadly equivalent to 2500 words60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam (1 h)Broadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
Two tutorial assessmentsBroadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final exam (3 h)Broadly equivalent to 2500 words60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam (1 h)Broadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
Two tutorial assessmentsBroadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final exam (3 h)Broadly equivalent to 2500 words60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam (1 h)Broadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
Two tutorial assessmentsBroadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 03, 04