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MBA9005 - Corporate finance

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Associate Professor Michael Dempsey


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)


This course is designed as an introduction to corporate finance theories and application of theories so that solutions to key financial management decisions of for-profit organisations can be identified. The key financial decisions (capital budgeting, financing, acquisition and dividend)of managers in non-financial firms will be examined. Students will learn analytical skills to solve these problems using the body of knowledge that comes from finance theories. Students will develop skill in using the corporate finance strategy model in the project to be completed.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • develop a recognition and understanding of the firm as a financial entity
  • develop an understanding of the firm's financial decision-making responsibilities and their relationship with other modes of responsibility within the firm
  • develop the basic skills of calculation and spreadsheet application (as well as familiarity with the potential of financial data banks and the Internet as sources of continuously updated financial information) as to be competent to undertake computational analyses with both accounting and financial data
  • develop competences with computational skills as required by financial strategy including the application of financial cash flow models
  • further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.


Within semester assessment: 25%
Examination (3 hours): 75%

Contact hours

39 contact hours


Students must be enrolled in the MBA program


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 3183, 3184, 3185, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3195, 3196, 3197, 3198, 3837, 3839 or 0028.

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