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MAF703 - Applied Corporate Finance

Year:

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), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Annette Nguyen
Trimester 2: Wei Opie
Prerequisite:

MBA702/MBR702 or MBA722 or MPF753

Corequisite:Nil
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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars

Content

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 Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Discuss the nature of some of the more advanced finance and investment decisions facing a firm's management.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO2

Describe the methods and models that have been used to evaluate a number of investment decisions.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication

ULO3

Gather data and evaluate the data inputs in these models.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Analyse different methods of raising capital and assess the cost and benefits associated with each method.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Evaluate the impact of different financing decisions on the firm's value

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO6

Analyse various methods to alter the structure of the companies

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking

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

Assessment

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Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Group of 3 to 4) - Case study report 4,000 words 30% Week 8
Assessment 2: (Individual) - Video presentation related to case study   10% Week 8
Examination 2-hours 60% 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: 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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