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CO5109 - Corporate Finance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject will develop a framework for understanding financing and managing the resources of a business. We will examine crucial decisions such as capital project evaluation and capital structure. We will explore the logic of finance through studying the foundational concepts of risk and return and the time value of money in different contexts. Emphasis will be placed on meshing theory with practical applications to reflect recent developments in finance. Specific knowledge areas include: consumption and investment decision under certainty, 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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities.
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Combinations:
LB5211

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Ian Burnett
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20% - 30%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (20% - 30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Ian Burnett
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20% - 30%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (20% - 30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Ian Burnett
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20% - 30%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (20% - 30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Mr Ian Burnett
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20% - 30%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (20% - 30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Mr Ian Burnett.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20% - 30%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (20% - 30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components 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.