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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5249

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
100405

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

The 2018 timetable is
not yet available.

Course aim

This course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the role and impact of business finance on organisational management and leadership, business strategy, and business conduct. To achieve this, the course considers the financial objectives of firms, and explores areas of financial risk, capital budgeting, corporate value and investment decision making.

Students completing the course develop a body of knowledge that:

  • Contributes to a comprehensive and integrated application of business finance principles to recent developments in the field of senior organisational management and leadership in international business environments.
  • Provides a pathway for further learning.

Course content

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Financial decisions and concepts.
  • Investment and security valuation.
  • Investment evaluation & decision.
  • Investment return and risk.
  • Asset pricing theory.
  • Cost of capital and capital budgeting.
  • Efficient market theory and financing decisions.
  • Financial leverage and capital structure policy.
  • Dividend payout decisions.
  • Behavioural and Environmental Finance.
  • Mergers and Acquisition.



Textbook(s)

Ross, Westerfield, Jaffe, Jordan 2015, Corporate Finance, 11th edn, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York, NY

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HOPKINS TRAINING AND EDUCATION GROUP, ONLINE
External (Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Discussion) 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Discussion) 30 hours equiv. x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION (INTENSIVE)
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External 30 hours equiv x N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Seminars 15 hours AND online 15 hours equiv. 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Presentation 5 minute video recording 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HOPKINS TRAINING AND EDUCATION GROUP, ONLINE
Presentation 5 minute video recording 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Presentation 5 minute video recording 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Presentation 5 minute video recording 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION (INTENSIVE)
Presentation 5 minute video recording 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Presentation 5 minute video recording 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Presentation 5 minute video recording 50% N/A
Report 3000 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
How to determine your Commonwealth Supported course fee. (Opens new window)

Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
How to determine the relevant non award tuition fee. (Opens new window)

Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

Mr Vincent Ng arrow-small-right
School of Commerce

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