CORPORATE FINANCE

FIN3CFI

2019

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. Student must have completed 240 credit points of study prior to undertaking this subject.

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 (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)

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 (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, 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*
2-Hour Final examinationBroadly equivalent to 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04
1-Hour Mid term examinationBroadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
Best four of five Online QuizzesBroadly equivalent to 1000 words10 01, 03, 04
Group Assignment500 words per student20 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2019, 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*
2-Hour Final examinationBroadly equivalent to 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04
1-Hour Mid term examinationBroadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
Best four of five Online QuizzesBroadly equivalent to 1000 words10 01, 03, 04
Group Assignment500 words per student20 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2019, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNgan Nguyen

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*
2-Hour Final examinationBroadly equivalent to 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04
1-Hour Mid term examinationBroadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
Best four of five Online QuizzesBroadly equivalent to 1000 words10 01, 03, 04
Group Assignment500 words per student20 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2019, 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*
2-Hour Final examinationBroadly equivalent to 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04
1-Hour Mid term examinationBroadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
Best four of five Online QuizzesBroadly equivalent to 1000 words10 01, 03, 04
Group Assignment500 words per student20 02, 03, 04

Vietnam (Hanoi University), 2019, 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*
2-Hour Final examinationBroadly equivalent to 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04
1-Hour Mid term examinationBroadly equivalent to 1000 words20 01, 02, 03
Best four of five Online QuizzesBroadly equivalent to 1000 words10 01, 03, 04
Group Assignment500 words per student20 02, 03, 04