units

AFW3790

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2012 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit provides a detailed examination of selected topics in corporate finance. These topics include: capital market history, risk and return, cost of capital, raising capital, financial leverage and capital structure, dividend policy, short-term finance and planning, mergers and acquisitions, international corporate finance, leasing and valuations.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain and apply the key concepts that are relevant for each topic (capital market history, risk and return, cost of capital, raising capital, financial leverage and capital structure, dividend policy, short-term finance and planning, mergers and acquisitions, international corporate finance, leasing and valuations) and interpret results
  2. apply complex quantitative techniques to practical examples and case studies in corporate finance and give advice
  3. demonstrate an understanding of how these topics relate to contemporary corporate activity
  4. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and / or group activities dealing with corporate finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in AFW3790.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Gladman Moyana

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

AFW2780

Prohibitions

AFW3005