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CO5109 - Corporate Finance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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.
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Combinations:
LB5211

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr Ian Burnett, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%).
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.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%).
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, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%).
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.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 02-Apr-2015
Lecturer: Mr Noel Francis.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%).
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, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 10-Dec-2015
Lecturer: Mr Noel Francis.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%).
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, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 13-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Mr Noel Francis.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); individual assignments requiring understanding of and research into applied topics such as the security valuation and weighted average cost of capital (25%); mid-sessional test to ascertain achievement of theoretical principles and computational proficiency pertinent to applied corporate finance (25%).
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.