units

BFC3140

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Banking and Finance
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit extends corporate finance concepts introduced in BFC2140. Topics include equity financing, asset pricing and cost of capital, risk management, real options, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and international corporate finance.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. evaluate investment and financing decisions
  2. apply analytical techniques to a variety of problems in domestic corporate financial management
  3. describe the institutional environment in which financial decisions are made including identifying the sources of financial risk and their relevance in financial management
  4. critically evaluate finance theories, concepts, assumptions, limitations and arguments
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with advanced corporate finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFC3140.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 25%
Examination: 75%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Dr Philip Gharghori (First semester)
Dr Hue Hwa Au Yong (Second semester)

Prerequisites

AFC2140 or BFC2140

Prohibitions

AFC3140