CORPFIN 7102 - Advanced Finance (M)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

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This course is designed to: Obtain an in-depth understanding of some of the main theoretical and research perspectives that have contributed to the literature in finance; & Ability to critically review issues in financial economics and corporate finance respectively. Financial economics topics include: asset pricing models, market efficiency, behavioural finance, trading mechanisms and volatility. Corporate finance topics include: capital structure, signalling models, executive compensation and takeovers. This is a readings-based course in which students will critically review scholarly research articles each week in advance. It will be the responsibility of students to select additional readings for each session. It is suggested that this should be a shared responsibility with students taking turns to choose material and make copies of it available to course lecturers and other class members. Students should distribute this extra reading material one week prior to the session. Students are to come to each session prepared to summarise and comment on what they have read. It is anticipated that a minimum of five - eight hours of preparation time will be required. Class presentations are expected to be comprehensive requiring not only mastery of the arguments but also supported by visual material. Participation marks will be awarded for demonstration of effective reading and understanding the arguments presented.

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