CORPORATE FINANCE

FIN3CFI

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Financial management is concerned with planning, organizing, directing and controlling the financial activities of a business. In this subject you will examine finance theory, and develop the skills of a finance manager to apply the theory to evaluating a business investment opportunities. You will also develop other financial management skills required to evaluate how to fund the investment and operating activities of the business, which will involve consideration as to the most appropriate combination of debt and equity capital, otherwise known as the capital structure, for the business. Emphasis is placed on the way in which these financial decisions, concerning investment, funding, capital structure, and the payment of dividends, are determined, taking into account the effect of relevant tax laws, so as to maximise the value of the business to its owners.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesTutorials, mid and final exams and project or assessments

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FIN2FIN or FIN1FOF Student must have completed 180 credit points of study prior to undertaking this subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Corporate Finance

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorCompiled by Balasingham Balachandran at La Trobe University for FIN3CFI

Year2020

Edition/Volume3

PublisherMCGRAW HILL AUSTRALIA

ISBN9781307624199

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply the theory and methodology of finance to research and evaluate the investment, financing and dividend decisions of firms, in different countries.
02. Apply analytical and valuation techniques, using appropriate digital tools and information services, to solve problems relating to the funding and financial management of firms.
03. Demonstrate an understanding of the goals of listed corporations and how they make decisions to maximise the value of their owners' claims.
04. Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of corporate and personal taxes on corporate financial policy and decision-making as they apply, in different tax regimes, under different behavioural characteristics, and in light of different market imperfections.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-Hour Final examination Equivalent to 2000 words.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1-Hour Mid term examination Equivalent to 1000 words

N/ACentral examIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online and in class Quizzes Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

1000 word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-Hour Final examination Equivalent to 2000 words.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1-Hour Mid term examination Equivalent to 1000 words

N/ACentral examIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online and in class Quizzes Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

1000 word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Vietnam (Hanoi University), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-Hour Final examination Equivalent to 2000 words.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1-Hour Mid term examination Equivalent to 1000 words

N/ACentral examIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online and in class Quizzes Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

1000 word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBala Balachandran

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-Hour Final examination Equivalent to 2000 words.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1-Hour Mid term examination Equivalent to 1000 words

N/ACentral examIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online and in class Quizzes Equivalent to 500 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

1000 word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4