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Unit Overview


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.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Shane Lavagna-Slater
Unit rules
FINA5530 Managerial Finance.
enrolment in
the Master of Business Administration (coursework)
or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation).
or 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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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.