UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

FINA5603 Mergers and Acquisitions

Credit 6 points
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(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit presents theories and empirical evidence on mergers and acquisitions focusing on the implications for managers. The aim is to develop an analytical framework that allows students to identify relevant information and provide a basis for selecting appropriate action. There is recourse to concepts developed in other units. Students find concepts covered in organisation theory, finance and strategy classes particularly helpful.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the link between firm competencies and a mergers and acquisitions strategy; (2) identify the relevance of different valuation approaches (e.g. discounted cash flow, relative valuation and real option); (3) appreciate the level of precision possible and ways of bridging the 'valuation gap' between potential acquirer and the target; and (4) identify the potentially problematic issues in a mergers and acquisitions deal from a regulatory perspective.
Assessment Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Prerequisites: ACCT5602 Accounting and FINA5530 Managerial Finance; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours Intensive period—lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 sessions (7–8 hours) over 7 weeks
Trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/FINA5603/TS-T-3/2017

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