CORPORATE FINANCE

FIN3CFI

2016

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. Students 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. Students will also study the effect of various tax regimes on such decision-making in detail. Finally, this subject 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

Learning resources

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:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

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:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Dandenong, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 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 exam60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam20 01, 02, 03
Projects or other assessments20 01, 03, 04

Dandenong, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final exam60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam20 01, 02, 03
Projects or other assessments20 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size400

Enrolment information Subject runs across two semesters - lots of students enrol semester 1, quota of 350 for semester 1 will encourage student to enrol semester 2. No limitation, quota numbers will be managed across two semesters

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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 exam60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam20 01, 02, 03
Projects or other assessments20 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final exam60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam20 01, 02, 03
Projects or other assessments20 01, 03, 04

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 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 exam60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam20 01, 02, 03
Projects or other assessments20 01, 03, 04

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final exam60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam20 01, 02, 03
Projects or other assessments20 01, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2016, 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 exam60 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid term exam20 01, 02, 03
Projects or other assessments20 01, 03, 04