Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


The course provides an introduction to corporate finance theories and how these theories can be applied to problems relevant to managers. Topics covered will include: corporate objectives, operations of capital markets, alternative sources of finance, dividend decision, financing decision, cost of capital, time value of money, evaluation of investment projects, and risk and return.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Trimester 2 - 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Explain the importance of finance and risk in personal/business decisions;

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the investment and financing decision processes of the firm;

3. Illustrate an understanding of the role cash flow estimates and analysis have in the decision processes;

4. Use basic financial mathematics;

5. Exhibit an understanding of how risky assets are priced;

6. Explain the concept of risk management and its importance to management.


Topics in this course include but are not limited to:

  1. Identifying corporate objectives
  2. Introduction to the capital market as sources of finance and investment
  3. Alternatives sources of finance
  4. Dividend payout decisions
  5. Capital structures
  6. Cost of capital
  7. Time value of money and financial mathematics
  8. Evaluation of investment projects
  9. Concept of risk
  10. Risk management and pricing of risky assets.


You cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed GSBS6130.

Assessment items

In Term Test: Mid Semester Exam

Written Assignment: Group Assignment

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

Contact hours

Sydney Elizabeth Street


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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