This unit investigates alternative financing proposals that firms may face in both the shorter and longer term. Through this process students develop a high level of financial literacy enabling them to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex financial information including knowledge of theoretical and practical developments in finance and solving complex problems through the application of specific techniques of analysis.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BAO2001

Prerequisites

BAO1101 - Accounting for Decision Making

Does not apply to students completing; BBCO Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance/International Business), BBLC Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance)/Bachelor of Laws, LHLC Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Systematically analyse the financial press and interpret the information in relation to Australian and global financial institutions;  
  2. Collaboratively, synthesise the theoretical and practical developments in finance in our dynamic, global context;  
  3. Decode and interpret Corporate Finance concepts and make financial decisions based on the financial results;  
  4. Adapt the application of specific techniques of analysis in solving Corporate Finance problems; and  
  5. Investigate the impact of alternative financing proposals that a firm may face in the long term and present recommendations.  

Assessment

Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Test In-Class Test 1 10%
Test In-Class Test 2 30%
Assignment Statistical Group Report 15%
Test In-Class Test 3 45%
Financial calculators may be used in the final test.

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Test In-Class Test 1 15%
Test In-Class Test 2 25%
Assignment Statistical Group Report 15%
Examination Final Examination 45%
Financial calculators may be used in the final examination.

Required reading

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (3rd ed.).
Berk, J., Demarzo, P., Harford, J., Ford, G., & Mollica, V. (2017).
Melbourne: Pearson Australia.

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