CORPFIN 7101 - Managerial Finance
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code CORPFIN 7101 Course Managerial Finance Coordinating Unit Adelaide Business School Term Trimester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Restrictions Available for Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (12) students Course Description This course introduces you to the world of modern finance, with a focus on understanding how important financial decisions are determined within the firm. It covers the concepts of time value of money, asset valuation, the risk and return paradigm, capital budgeting and payout decisions. Upon completion, students will be able to value bonds and stocks, estimate asset returns according to their risk characteristics, and choose projects that maximize shareholder's wealth using a wide range of analytical tools. They will also develop a good understanding on how firms finance their capital expenditure on their investment and how payout levels are determined.
Course Coordinator: Mr Barry Burgan
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Understand and apply the concepts of discounting and compounding in the financial environment.
2. Understand and apply the role of risk and return in pricing investments
3. Understand how various capital budgeting techniques can be used to evaluate investment projects.
4. Understand and determine the required return of different sources of finance used in capital budgeting decisions.
5. Comprehend the impact that leverage and capital structure has on firm value.
6. The ability to select, measure and justify an appropriate capital budgeting model to evaluate an investment project.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
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Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
1 - 6
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
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Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
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Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesParrino et al., Fundamentals of Corporate Finance. 4th Edition. Wiley. ISBN 9780730382577
Students also need access to Microsoft Excel.
Recommended ResourcesAccess to Financial newspapers (eg, Australian Financial Review, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg) is also recommended but not essential.
Online LearningImportant messages, PowerPoint slides on each topic including recorded comments on ECHO 360, solution to assigned questions and problems, and other materials relating to the course will be placed on MyUni throughout the trimester. MyUni can be found at (www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au).
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesIn this course a mix of learning methods, including topic presentations, interactive discussion, the solving of assigned questions and problems on a weekly basis, and sharing of business experiences and observation is used.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Weekly classes are 3 hours long. Students should allocate up to eight hours per week of study time to do appropriate readings, solving set questions, problems, and assignments in addition to attendance at scheduled class sessions.
Learning Activities Summary
Topic Topic Detail Textbook Chapter 1 Introduction: Issues in Corporate Finance - scope and activities of corporate finance, role of the corporate finance manager, key goal of financial management, the agency problem, and relationships with financial markets R, W & J, 11th ed., Chapter 1 2 Valuation Principles:- introduction to time value of money, present values; single and multiple cash flows R, W & J, 11th ed. Chapters 5 & 6 3 Bond Valuation – interest rates, introduction to bonds, valuation of bonds
Share Valuation – alternative valuation models
R, W & J, 11th ed., Chapters 7 & 8 4 Valuation and the Firm – NPV, IRR and other investment rules: various capital budgeting criteria, application of criteria to investment proposals, advantages and disadvantages of each criteria, determination of relevant cash flows for investment analysis, effects of corporate taxes on cash flows. R, W & J, 11th ed., Chapter 9 5 Capital Budgeting and Analysis: applying NPV and IRR to different investment proposals; analysis of results R, W & J, 11th ed., Chapters 10 & 11 6 Risk and Return - measurement of historical returns on assets and portfolios; lessons from history; capital market efficiency; expected return on assets and portfolios; diversification and risk; systematic and unsystematic risk; Security Market Line and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. R. W & J, 11th ed., Chapters 12 & 13 7 Cost of Capital - cost of equity capital, cost of preference share capital, cost of debt capital; weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and investment decisions; divisional and project required returns. R, W & J, 11th ed., Chapter 14 8 Capital Structure and Leverage - types of long term capital, Modigliani and Miller capital structure propositions, effects of corporate taxes, effects of financial distress, optimal capital structure and practical financing decision making R, W & J, 11th ed., Chapter 16 9 Dividend Policy- dividend payments; relevance of dividend policy; low payout ratio versus high payout ratio; alternative theories; dividend imputation; bonus issues and share splits R, W & J, 11th ed., Chapter 17
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Assessment Task Weighting Learning Outcome Assignment 1 15% Assignment 2 25% Final Exam
(2 hour exam)
60% Total 100%
Two assignments are required to be completed on an individual basis and submitted at the relevant class.
There will be a 2.0 hour open book exam. Students are permitted to bring a financial calculator, a tablet or other device with a financial calculator app installed to the exam. You can bring in a laptop only to use an Excel spread sheet, but for no other purpose (the spreadsheet must be blank at the start of the exam).
Students need to attain an average of fifty percent (50%) across all the individually assessed items, considered as a whole, in order to pass the course.
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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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