units

BFF5925

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Banking and Finance
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2014 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)

Synopsis

Topics include review of foundations of finance; financial mathematics and pricing of financial instruments; valuation and the management of long term investment and financial leverage; and theory of capital structure and dividend policy.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the foundations of finance and be able to apply pricing models to the valuation of equity and debt instruments in global markets
  2. evaluate investment proposals using capital budgeting techniques
  3. formulate capital structure and dividend policies consistent with entities' objectives
  4. develop capabilities to work effectively in a group and/or demonstrate effective individual research skills to produce professional quality business documents to solve problems related to current issues in financial management
  5. demonstrate in individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by this unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Zoltan Murglov (First semester)
Dr YangYang Chen (Second semester)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 0028, 0396, 0503, 0504, 1445, 1499, 2098, 2619, 3174, 3176, 3177, 3179, 3189, 3822, 3844 or 3848.

Prohibitions

AFG9070, BFG5970, AFX9540, BFF5954, AFX9590, BFM5959, BFS5959, BFZ5959, AFF9250