Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - 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
OfferedGippsland First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sisira Colombage


Issues include goals and functions of financial policy, corporate risk, uncertainty, capital structure policies, required rates of return, capital budgeting and long term investment decisions, evaluation of investments and dividend policy, financing, debt and equity, overseas and small business financing, statement analysis and prediction of corporate failure, working capital management, mergers and acquisitions.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the goal, functions and decision making rules as a financial manager
  2. apply mathematical models for risk and return trade-off, for the valuation of securities and for the determination of the cost of capitals
  3. understand the main approaches to the capital structure and dividend decisions
  4. obtain the basic knowledge of hybrids and derivatives
  5. develop and present the knowledge for takeover and acquisition.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)


Students must have passed AFG9071 before undertaking this unit.


AFX9540, AFX9641