2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
MBA702/MBR702 or MBA722 or MPF753
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars
This unit focuses on business investment decision making evaluation methods; economic rationale for positive net present value projects; business valuation; corporate debt financing options; corporate growth and development; dividend policies of firms; financial distress and business failure; lease financing; mergers and acquisitions; and international finance.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Discuss the nature of some of the more advanced finance and investment decisions facing a firm's management.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Describe the methods and models that have been used to evaluate a number of investment decisions.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: Communication
Gather data and evaluate the data inputs in these models.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Analyse different methods of raising capital and assess the cost and benefits associated with each method.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
Evaluate the impact of different financing decisions on the firm's value
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5: Problem solving
Analyse various methods to alter the structure of the companies
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAF703 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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