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MAF905 - Advanced Finance


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Ning Gong
Cohort rule:This unit is only available to students enrolled in M820 - Master of Research (Business), M900 - Doctor of Philosophy
Previously:Foundations of Corporate Finance


Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar


The unit aims to introduce a selection of advanced corporate finance theories and methodologies, which will provide students with the skills required for empirical research in finance at the Ph.D. level.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Synthesise and extend discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities in the field of Finance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge capabilities


Present research ideas and concepts in a range of modes and to a variety of audiences 

GLO2: Communication


Apply specialised digital literacy skills to undertake research in the field of Finance 

GLO3: Digital literacy


Critically evaluate published and unpublished research papers.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


Employ authoritative judgement in identifying and addressing real-world problems 

GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: (Individual) In class oral presentation 30 minutes 15% Week 8
Assessment 2: (Individual) Written research report maximum 3000 words 35% Week 10
24 hour online examination (Open Book) maximum 2000 words 50% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAF905 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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