Advanced Finance

Unit code: BAO7001 | Study level: Postgraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
Victoria University Online
N/A
Overview
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Overview

This unit explores advanced financial decisions of corporate managers. The unit expands on the traditional project evaluation criteria by introducing real options and valuation techniques in the presence of uncertainty. Students will demonstrate the correct use of debt and equity as financing instruments and how to assess leases and evaluate exposures to risk. The unit also provides examples of how to hedge a company’s cash flow and balance sheet from both domestic and international exposures. Students are exposed to authentic case studies to demonstrate the application of advanced financial decision making to real-life examples using research methodologies and data sets in corporate finance research. Through case study research, students will propose how organisations can employ different risk management instruments to hedge against financial risks

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Explicate research methodologies and data sets commonly utilised in research in corporate finance;
  2. Critically evaluate issues that arise when raising debt finance and leasing arrangements;
  3. Justify financial decision-making through demonstration of correct use of analytical tools and frameworks;
  4. Critically review and evaluate the exposures to risk; and,
  5. Propose how organisation can employ different risk management instruments to hedge against financial risks.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 30%
A research assignment on financial data on raising capital
Assessment type: Case Study
|
Grade: 30%
Case Study on Strategic Financial management
Assessment type: Project
|
Grade: 40%
Develop a financial plan and perform risk assessment of a project

Other locations

For students studying at Victoria University Online
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 10%
Raising debt finance (500 words)
Assessment type: Case Study
|
Grade: 40%
Application of advanced financial decision making to real-life business examples (2000 words)
Assessment type: Exercise
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Grade: 50%
Appropriate use of debt and equity financing instruments (2500 words)

Required reading

Principles of Corporate Finance,
Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers, Franklin Allen, (2019),| Mc Graw Hill.

As part of a course

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