FINA5601 Valuation and Risk Analysis for Resource Companies

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit builds upon the work covered in FINA5530 Managerial Finance and extends this material to the valuation of quite complex enterprises. After a review of the traditional net present value material students move onto adjusted present value and certainty equivalent approaches. The unit also provides an introduction to decision trees and real option valuation approaches. Visitor presentations, group projects and individual problem solving are applied to highlight the relevance of the work covered in the unit and to encourage deeper learning of the material.
Students are able to (1) evaluate resource project investment proposals and understand the implications and limitations of the main evaluation methods; (2) value a resource project towards determining whether the project should go ahead or not; (3) understand the elements of risk management that are relevant to resource projects; and (4) further develop oral and written communication skills with the completion of written reports and presentations.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) assignment; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Pietro Guj
Unit rules
ACCT5602 Accounting and FINA5530 Managerial Finance or MGMT5524 Strategic Management of Resource Companies; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management; or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours
Intensive—lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 sessions (7–8 hours) over 7 weeks
Trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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