FINA5635 Corporate Finance

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit examines financing and payout decisions from a corporate financial manager's viewpoint and develops skills in financial management and decision making. Topics include dividend and capital structure decisions, estimation of weighted average cost of capital, mergers and acquisitions, equity financing decision and corporate governance.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the effect of investment and financing decisions on firm value; (2) identify the trade-offs in capital structure decisions; (3) develop effective communication skills; and (4) demonstrate self-management and independent learning skills.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group assignment and (2) examinations (mid-semester: 25 per cent, final: 45 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
and
FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
Incompatibility:
FINA2222 Corporate Financial Policy
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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