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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Australia (Other) First semester 2010 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Mr John Vaz


This course is designed as an introduction to corporate finance theories and application of theories so that solutions to key financial management decisions of for-profit organisations can be identified. The key financial decisions (capital budgeting, financing, acquisition and dividend) of managers in non-financial firms will be examined. Students will learn analytical skills to solve these problems using the body of knowledge that comes from finance theories.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • illustrate the value of the firm as a financial entity and to appreciate the definition and measurement of value in a for profit context
  • apply finance theories and practices including the time value of money and the quantification of risk and return
  • examine the principal financial activities of the firm with respect to investing, financing, dividend policy and risk management
  • appraise firms financial decision-making responsibilities such as capital investment decisions and their relationship with other modes of responsibility within firms
  • develop competences with computational skills required to enumerate the financial goals and performance of the firm including the interpretation of financial data and the use of financial tools such as Microsoft Excel
  • further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

John Vaz

Contact hours

39 contact hours


Students must be enrolled in the MBA program to undertake this unit


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 3183, 3184, 3185, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3195, 3196, 3197, 3198, 3837, 3839, 3849 or 0028


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