MAF903 - Advanced Corporate Finance

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
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Cohort rule:This unit is only available to students enrolled in M800 - Master of Commerce, M900 - Doctor of Philosophy
Unit chair:

J Zhang





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour class per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit aims to help students to build a preliminary step towards research in corporate finance with emphasis on recent published literature. The unit will cover some theory and practice of decision-making as well an assortment of other topics including corporate governance, capital structure, dividend policy, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate risk management. The unit also cover some more practical issues of valuation methodology widely used in the industry.  The unit provides a bridge to advanced research.


Written Assignment 1 (Group/2 Students) 1000 words 20%, Written Assignment 2 (Critical Essay, Individual) 2000-3000 words 30%, Examination 2 hours 50%

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