CORPFIN 1002 - Business Finance
North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code CORPFIN 1002 Course Business Finance Coordinating Unit Business School Term Summer Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This course examines firm investment and distribution decisions in the context of a capital market structure and efficiency. Valuation methods are developed for valuing projects and securities. Basic portfolio theory is discussed to develop simple asset pricing models and used for determining the cost of capital for use in investment evaluation. The implications of different financing options (debt and equity) are considered and elementary capital structure theorems are presented, in relation to which the dividend decisions are analysed. The question of market efficiency is considered and its implications for trading strategies are discussed.
Course Coordinator: Dr Ivan ObaydinDr. Ratna Derina
Location: R12.37, Level 12, Nexus 10 Building
Telephone: 8313 7137
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Compute complex time value of money calculations.
2. Value both bonds AND equities using appropriate financial models.
3. Illustrate basic risk and return calculations.
4. Apply the core concepts of financial management for basic project valuation.
5. Analyse the capital structure of a company.
6. Identify ethical behaviour in the context of financial management and financial planning.
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1-6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1-6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesText Book:
Ross, Trayler, Van De Venter, Bird, Westfield, and Jordan, Essentials of Corporate Finance, 4th Edition, McGraw Hill
Please see MyUni course site for lecture slides and other course material.
Recommended ResourcesThis subject provides students with practical and theortical tools to better understand varied financial aspects. Students will significantly benefit from regularly reading the Australian Financial Review, the financial pages of The Australian and Bloomberg.
Online LearningLecture material such as presentation, articles, tutorial questions and lecture recording will be available on MyUni. Tutorial answers will also be made available in the week following the tutorial.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesEach topic in this course will be delivered via a 2-hour lecture session and a 1-hour problem-solving tutorial. Lectures provide students with a primary understanding and tutorials help enhance enhance skills to put prior learning into practice. It is important that students spend time solving questions provided individually or in small groups prior to attending tutorials.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students in this course are expected to attend and prepare for all topics prior to the scheduled class. As a guide, students are expected to spend 9 hours studying each topic (this includes face-to-face contact, online components, and self-directed study).
Learning Activities Summary
Topic Dates 1 Introduciton to corporate finance See MyUni 2 Time Value of Money - Part 1 See MyUni 3 Time Value of Money - Part 2 See MyUni 4 Bond Valuation See MyUni 5 Share Valuation and Efficient Market Hypothesis See MyUni 6 Risk and Return See MyUni 7 Basics of Project Evaluation See MyUni 8 Making Capital Investment Decisions See MyUni 9 Cost of Capital and Capital Structure See MyUni 10 Dividend Policy See MyUni
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Assessment Topics Covered Weighting Due Date Related Course Learning Outcomes In-class Test TBA 30% Specific date will be posted to MyUni 1-3 Online Quiz 1 TBA 5% Specific date will be posted to MyUni 3-4 Online Quiz 2 TBA 5% Specific date will be posted to MyUni 3-4 Final Exam (3Hrs) 1-10 60% Refer to Access Adelaide 1-6
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Assessment DetailThis course has two class tests and one final exam. You will need pencils, erasers and calculators for each test. More information will be provided on MyUni.
SubmissionIn each test, you need to submit all examination materials.
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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
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