BFS3790 - Corporate finance B - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Banking and Finance

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Stefani Coetzee


Ms Stefani Coetzee

Unit guides


South Africa

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


BFS2780 or equivalent.


This unit builds upon the understanding, knowledge and skills developed in AFS2780/BFS2780 (Corporate finance A). The unit provides a detailed examination of selected topics in corporate finance. These topics include: capital market history, risk and return, cost of capital, raising capital, financial leverage and capital structure, dividend policy, short-term finance and planning, current asset management, advanced capital budgeting, mergers, leasing, analysis and interpretation and valuations.


The learning objectives associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain and apply the key concepts that are relevant for each topic and interpret results
  2. apply complex quantitative techniques to practical examples and case studies in corporate finance and give advice
  3. demonstrate an understanding of how these topics relate to contemporary corporate activity
  4. identify and evaluate aspects broader than only financial aspects (such as environmental, social, economic and governance) in decision making
  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 in BFS3790.


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.

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