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FINA4482 Advanced Corporate Finance

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Finance [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
Content
This unit covers the theory and research findings on capital structure decisions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and adopts a strategic approach to corporate finance and firm structure.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) articulate a critique of the current theory and state of knowledge on the determinants of capital structure; (2) identify the puzzles and gaps in the research; (3) provide an evaluation of the costs and benefits of different corporate governance structures; (4) relate research findings to current debates in corporate finance and governance; and (5) understand the determinants of mergers and acquisitions, the factors driving successful mergers and identify the remaining gaps and puzzles in this area of research.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) final examination; (2) research proposal; and (3) presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Rui Zhong
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
FINA3324 Investment Analysis or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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