All firms face decision making when determining which projects offer the greatest investment. ACFI2080 expands across the financing decisions of firms, considers the implications of competitive markets for management, the effect of dividend policies, the management and use of the cost of capital, the impact of mergers and acquisitions, and the management of international finance. Students engage in problem solving and decision making techniques reflective of current professional practice.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2017
Newcastle City Precinct
- Semester 2 - 2017
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Engender an integrative understanding of the factors affecting a firms financing decision.
2. Interrelate the importance of the dividend decision and the factors that may effect this decision.
3. Comprehend the concept of, and demonstrate the ability to, calculate firms weighted average cost of capital and the effect of imputation tax.
4. Develop an extended understanding of the efficient market hypothesis, and arguments in favour of behavioural finance.
5. Explain mergers and acquisitions, theory and evidence on the competitiveness of securities markets and the implications of this evidence for management.
6. Analyse, synthesise and evaluate the outcomes of a detailed financial problem, incorporating both collaborative and individual work processes.
7. Reflect upon and interpret conclusions, communicating them in formats conducive to both audience and purpose.
The topics in this course include the following:
1. capital structure and financing decisions of business enterprises
2. measurement and use of the cost of capital
3. management of fixed interest investments
4. mergers and acquisitions
5. implications of competitive markets for management.
ACFI2070 - Business Finance
In Term Test: Mid-Semester Examination
Formal Examination: Examination: Formal
Callaghan, Ourimbah and Newcastle City Precinct
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.