FINA5602 Strategic Corporate Finance

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit moves past the technical calculations and mathematics of finance (such as the calculation of Net Present Value) to look at the strategic application of corporate finance theories and frameworks in local and international real-world strategic transactions. The unit explores the decision making process from the perspective of senior management and the Board of Directors.
Students are able to (1) explain the strategic rationale behind a strategic corporate transaction; (2) identify, collect, analyse and distil information from multiple sources to make relevant and appropriate business decisions in relation to a strategic corporate transaction; (3) determine and apply strategically relevant and appropriate theories and frameworks for a given practical strategic corporate transaction; and (4) identify and effectively communicate the most appropriate corporate financial course of action for a range of strategic corporate transaction scenarios.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case assignments and (2) take-home final assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Shane Lavagna-Slater
Unit rules
FINA5530 Managerial Finance; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework)
the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation);
approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Approved quota: 40—preference is given to full-time students.
Contact hours
intensive: 5 sessions (7–8 hours) which may include lectures/seminars/workshops
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