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MAF302 - Corporate Finance


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Hoa Nguyen
Trimester 2: Tze Ang
  • For students who commenced the following courses prior to Trimester 1 2016: D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366, D388, M307, M300.1

Pre-requisite: MAF203

  • For students who commenced the following courses from Trimester 1 2016: D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366, D388, M307, M300.2

Pre-requisite: Must have passed five units in MAF202, MAF203, MAA250, MAE256, MAF307, MAF306, MAF308

  • For students in other courses:

Pre-requisite: MAF203

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 3 hour seminar per week

*For Warrnambool on campus offering there will be a converged mode of delivery using CloudDeakin and face-to-face workshops.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


This unit introduces students to issues in corporate governance; advanced capital budgeting; real options; valuations; equity and debt financing; capital structure; mergers and acquisitions; corporate restructuring and corporate risk management.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Apply broad and coherent theoretical and practical finance knowledge. 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Communicate financial concepts and information effectively in oral and written forms to a broad range of audiences.

GLO2: Communication


Evaluate and critically analyse financial information.

GLO4: Critical thinking


Identify solutions to a diverse range of authentic financial problems.

GLO5: Problem solving


Take personal responsibility for actions, self- reflect and critique own performance and identify and plan future professional development.

GLO6: Self-management


Engage effectively in different environments and contexts reflecting social, sustainable, ethical, economic and global perspectives.

GLO8: Global citizenship

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) Critical Analysis/contemporary reflection 2,000 words 20% Week 6
Assessment 2: (Group up to 3 students) Applied project or report up to 4,000 words 60% Week 10 & 11
Assessment 3: (Individual) Professional identity task (portfolio)   20% Week 14

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 40% of the marks available on all assessment tasks. Successfully complete the professional literacy module to gain access to the assignment dropbox.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAF302 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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