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

Unit details

Location:
Victoria University Online
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BAO7001

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

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Raising debt finance (500 words) 10%
Case Study Application of advanced financial decision making to real-life business examples (2000 words) 40%
Exercise Appropriate use of debt and equity financing instruments (2500 words) 50%

Where to next?

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

You can choose to study this unit as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to structure your course to include this unit.

Study a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree. Learn more about single units of study at VU.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.