Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Banking and Finance
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (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 BFC2140.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Hue Hwa Au Yong (First semester)
Dr YangYang Chen (Second semester)


AFF2631, BFF2631, AFG2631, BFG2631, AFW2631, BFB2631, BFP2631, BFW2631, AFW3044, AFC2140