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CO5109 - Corporate Finance

Credit points:03
Year:2016
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by:College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject develops a framework for understanding financing and managing the resources of a business. It examines crucial decisions such as capital project evaluation and capital structure. It explores the logic of finance through studying the foundational concepts of risk and return and the time value of money in different contexts. Emphasis is on meshing theory with practical applications to reflect recent developments in finance. Specific knowledge areas include: discounted cash flow valuation, modern portfolio theory, the cost of capital, dividend policy and options.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of the finance discipline;
  • ability to apply fundamental finance concepts in corporate decisions, such as;
  • capital project evaluation, and valuation of corporate securities;
  • capital structure;
  • use of derivatives.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LB5211

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2016
Coordinator:Dr Ray McNamara
Lecturer:Mr Ian Burnett.
Contact hours:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
    Assessment:end of semester exam: the focus of questions and problems will be on integrating knowledge from across the subject areas, pertinent to applied business situations (50%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the project evaluation, security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%).
    Special Assessment Requirements:Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain a pass in the final examination to pass the subject.

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 25-Aug-2016
    Coordinator:Dr Ray McNamara
    Lecturer:Mr Ben Jacobsen.
    Contact hours:
    • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
      Assessment:end of semester exam: the focus of questions and problems will be on integrating knowledge from across the subject areas, pertinent to applied business situations (50%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the project evaluation, security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%).
      Special Assessment Requirements:Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain a pass in the final examination to pass the subject.

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
      Census Date 07-Apr-2016
      Coordinator:Dr Ray McNamara
      Lecturer:Dr Anthony Stevenson.
      Contact hours:
      • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
        Assessment:end of semester exam: students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain a pass in the final examination to pass the subject (50%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the project evaluation, security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%).
        Special Assessment Requirements:Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain a pass in the final examination to pass the subject.

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
        Census Date 11-Aug-2016
        Lecturer:Dr Anthony Stevenson.
        Contact hours:
        • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
          Assessment:end of semester exam: students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain a pass in the final examination to pass the subject (50%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the project evaluation, security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%).
          Special Assessment Requirements:Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain a pass in the final examination to pass the subject.

          JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
          Census Date 08-Dec-2016
          Contact hours:
          • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
            Assessment:end of semester exam: students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain a pass in the final examination to pass the subject (50%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the project evaluation, security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%).
            Special Assessment Requirements:Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain a pass in the final examination to pass the subject.

            JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
            Census Date 07-Apr-2016
            Coordinator:Dr Ray McNamara
            Lecturer:Mr Noel Francis.
            Contact hours:
            • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
              Assessment:end of semester exam: the focus of questions and problems will be on integrating knowledge from across the subject areas, pertinent to applied business situations (50%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the project evaluation, security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%).
              Special Assessment Requirements:Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain a pass in the final examination to pass the subject.

              JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
              Census Date 08-Dec-2016
              Coordinator:Dr Ray McNamara
              Lecturer:Mr Noel Francis.
              Contact hours:
              • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
                Assessment:end of semester exam: the focus of questions and problems will be on integrating knowledge from across the subject areas, pertinent to applied business situations (50%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the project evaluation, security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%).
                Special Assessment Requirements:Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain a pass in the final examination to pass the subject.

                JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
                Census Date 11-Aug-2016
                Coordinator:Dr Ray McNamara
                Lecturer:Mr Noel Francis.
                Contact hours:
                • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
                  Assessment:end of semester exam: the focus of questions and problems will be on integrating knowledge from across the subject areas, pertinent to applied business situations (50%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the project evaluation, security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%).
                  Special Assessment Requirements:Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain a pass in the final examination to pass the subject.

                  Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.