Unit aim

Consolidates and extends students' knowledge and skills in analysing, evaluating and making business decisions covering advanced capital investment appraisal, financing analysis, and capital structure and dividend policies. Exposes students to some specialised and sophisticated financial management techniques and approaches that form part of the tool-kit of today's business finance professional.

Unit content

Topic 1 Value maximisation and governance
Topic 2 Capital investment decisions I
Topic 3 Capital investment decisions II
Topic 4 Bond valuation
Topic 5 Share valuation
Topic 6 Cost of capital
Topic 7 Financing
Topic 8 Capital structure policy
Topic 9 Distribution policy
Topic 10 Financial modelling

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Berk, J, DeMarzo, P, Harford, J, Ford, G, Mollica, V & Finch, N , 2014, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 2nd edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW. ISBN: 9781486042197.

Session 3

  • Berk, J, DeMarzo, P, Harford, J, Ford, G, Mollica, V & Finch, N , 2014, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 2nd edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW. ISBN: 9781486042197.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Memo to Management20%
Problems & mini cases20%
Exam: closed book60%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Memo to Management20%
Problems & mini cases20%
Exam: closed book60%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Memo to Management20%
Problems & mini cases20%
Exam: closed book60%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Memo to Management20%
Problems & mini cases20%
Exam: closed book60%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Memo to Management20%
Problems & mini cases20%
Exam: closed book60%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Enga

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Memo to Management20%
Problems & mini cases20%
Exam: closed book60%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Memo to Management20%
Problems & mini cases20%
Exam: closed book60%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Memo to Management20%
Problems & mini cases20%
Exam: closed book60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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