CORPFIN 7021NA - Corporate Investment & Strategy (M)

Ngee Ann Academy - Trimester 3 - 2014

This course examines techniques and issues in corporate finance with a focus on corporate investment decisions. Topics include stock valuation using free cash flow technique, valuation of growth opportunities, determining sustainable growth rates, estimation of beta using online data, techniques for evaluating international investment proposals, application of option pricing models in a corporate setting, and evaluation of techniques for measuring financial performance.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CORPFIN 7021NA
    Course Corporate Investment & Strategy (M)
    Coordinating Unit Adelaide Business School
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Ngee Ann Academy
    Units 3
    Prerequisites COMMERCE 7033NA, ACCTING 7019NA & CORPFIN 7005NA
    Corequisites ECON 7200NA
    Course Description This course examines techniques and issues in corporate finance with a focus on corporate investment decisions. Topics include stock valuation using free cash flow technique, valuation of growth opportunities, determining sustainable growth rates, estimation of beta using online data, techniques for evaluating international investment proposals, application of option pricing models in a corporate setting, and evaluation of techniques for measuring financial performance.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Bingxuan Lin

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this course students should be able to:
    1. Explain and interpret conceptual models and arguments in corporate finance
    2. Recognize the model appropriate for structuring a given financial problem
    3. Understanding the data requirements of a chosen model
    4. Understanding how outputs are sensitive to changed data or assumptions
    5. Interpreting the results consistent with the model structure
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-5
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1-5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The text book for the course is a customized e-book available through https://create.mheducation.com/shop/ The ISBN number is 978130823112
    Recommended Resources
    Regularly reading business newspapers are strongly recommended, such as Business Times (Australia), Financial Times (England), Wall Street Journal (USA).
    Online Learning

    Important messages, topic notes, power point slides and other materials relating to the course will be placed online throughout the course. The address for the course website is: https://sites.google.com/site/corpfin7021na/

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The course is based on seminars and class exercises. It includes two intensive 17 hour sessions.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This means that you are expected to commit approximately 9 hours for a three-unit course or 13 hours for a four-unit course, of private study outside of your regular classes.
    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Class Participation: 10%
    Homework: 20%
    Course Project: 30%
    Final Exam: 40%

    Assessment Related Requirements
    All assessment is compulsory. An aggregate of 50% from any source is required to pass the course. The assignment and tests are not redeemable. Failure to sit a test without adequate reason will result in zero marks awarded for the test.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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