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Corporate Finance (BUS286)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit develops the study of the role of quantitative analysis in facilitating personal and corporate financial decisions. The principal focus of the unit is the student's knowledge of finance, especially in relation to investment decision making for the corporate financial manager. Major topics include the valuing of debt and equity securities; the evaluation and selection of investment projects; the capital asset pricing model; dividend policy and capital structure; and working capital management.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
LO1: Apply principles of finance theory and financial management in a range of business contexts;
LO2: Demonstrate facility with a range of analytical techniques and tools appropriate to making informed financial management decisions
LO3: Evaluate the limitations of financial decision-making tools and analytical techniques;
LO4: Work collaboratively with others to achieve shared objectives; and
LO5: Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Tutorial Participation & Preparation 10%
Connect On-line Assessment 25%
Mid Term Test 25%
Final Examination 40%
Prerequisites BUS140 Principles of Finance and Banking and MAS180 Introduction to Statistics, or BUS130 Foundational Mathematics for Business
Exclusions Students who have completed BUS224 Corporate Finance may not enrol in this unit for credit
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting (BBus) [New in 2014]
Banking (BBus) [New in 2019]
Banking (BBus) [New in 2014]
Banking (BCom) [New in 2018]
Finance (BBus) [New in 2019]
Finance (BBus) [New in 2014]
Finance (BCom) [New in 2018]
Appears in these Minors Professional Accounting
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Corporate Finance (BUS224) - as for BUS286 except as follows
School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 4
Description The main objective of this unit is to develop a basic knowledge of finance, especially in relation to the investment decisions for the corporate financial manager. Major topics: the evaluation and selection of investment projects; introduction to the capital asset pricing model; dividend policy and capital structure; and working capital management.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
LO1: Apply principles of finance theory and financial management in a range of business contexts;
LO2: Demonstrate facility with a range of analytical techniques and tools appropriate to making informed financial management decisions
LO3: Evaluate the limitations of financial decision-making tools and analytical techniques;
LO4: Work collaboratively with others to achieve shared objectives; and
LO5: Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Integration of lectures, tutorials, group work and self-directed learning to develop quantitative skills and apply this knowledge to practical and current issues for treasury management decisions
Assessment Tutorial 10%
Online Assessment 25%
Test 25%
2 hour Final Exam 40%
Prerequisites BUS140 Principles of Finance and Banking and MAS180 Introduction to Statistics or BUS130 Foundational Mathematics for Business
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS224 Corporate Finance or BUS286 Corporate Finance may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Trimester offerings for this unit at Singapore (SGP1) are taught in intensive mode.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
BUS286
Dr Wendy Ruan
Lecturer in Finance

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6028
e: W.Ruan@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.033 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
BUS224
Dr Wendy Ruan
Lecturer in Finance

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6028
e: W.Ruan@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.033 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
BUS286

DUBAI-ISC: TMD-Internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-Internal
Dr Naser Alqaran Alziyadat
Honorary Research Associate

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6781
e: N.AlqaranAlziyadat@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.3.023 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
BUS286

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Wendy Ruan
Lecturer in Finance

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6028
e: W.Ruan@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.033 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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