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AFF5030 - Advanced finance

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Associate Professor Michael Dempsey


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)


Calculation of NPVs and IRRs; evaluation of the CAPM and APT; estimation of a firm's beta and understanding of the problems involved; estimation of a firm's cost of capital; determination of a firm's capital structure; evaluation of a firm's dividend policy; estimation of a firm's cash flows with ratio analysis of its financial accounts; identification of the risks facing a business; utilisation of futures, options and swaps in managing business risk and in corporate financing.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Assignment: (2000-3000 words): 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week