Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting and Finance
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)


The impact of financing and investment decisions on business enterprises, with particular focus on public companies. Topics include the goals of the firm and investors, investment evaluation models, valuation of equity and debt instruments, fixed interest securities, sources and types of available finance, issues in risk and return, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, issues in capital structure and dividend policy, and the efficiency of capital markets.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. evaluate investment options and value equity and debt instruments
  2. explain portfolio theory and show how the theory can be extended to price risky assets
  3. estimate the appropriate cost of capital for investment appraisal purposes
  4. analyse issues determining capital structure and dividend policy
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with corporate finance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFC2140.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Manapon Limkriangkrai (First semester)
Dr Philip Gharghori (Second semester)

Contact hours

3 hours per week


AFF2631, AFG2631, AFW2631, AFW3044