FIN342 Applied Corporate Finance

This subject considers the range of funding decisions facing firms. It provides a theoretical framework for funding decisions, and gives students the skills to consider options and present a well-argued case for the type of funding that is most suitable within an organisations financing and management constraints. The subject also enables students to appreciate and understand the financial issues faced by an organisation’s management and the activities undertaken by an organisation to have effective financial management.

This subject contributes to the corporate finance major.

For more information, please refer to the subject outline.

  • Learning outcomes
    • At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

      1. Discuss the objectives and processes of corporate financial management and apply them in a practical setting.
      2. Evaluate corporate financial management strategies.
      3. Propose the key financial issues surrounding the creation of shareholder value.
      4. Integrate the key theories which inform the fundraising and capital structure management process.
      5. Compare the roles of the key stakeholders and decision makers in a corporation’s financial management.
  • Subject content
    • Topic Title
      Topic 1 Corporate finance and financial management
      Topic 2 Corporate governance and financial risk management
      Topic 3 Working capital management
      Topic 4 Capital budgeting fundamentals
      Topic 5 Applications in capital budgeting
      Topic 6 Financing fundamentals
      Topic 7 Applications in financing
      Topic 8 Mergers and Acquisitions: Corporate finance applications
  • Assessment
  • Prerequisites
    • Students enrolling in a Masters level elective subject are assumed to have the pre-requisite knowledge in the three core subjects (FIN101, FIN102 and FIN103).

      Kaplan recommends that you complete the following Kaplan Online subject (or have a thorough working knowledge of the content) prior to enrolling in this unit:

  • Course transition subject equivalence
    • Students who transition from a SIA/Finsia course and have completed the following subject within the course completion time frame may not also complete the subject:

      • M42 Corporate Financial Management
  • Reading list
    • Prescribed text

      • Parrino, R, Kidwell, D, Yong, HHA, Dempsey, M, Morkel-Kingsbury, N, Ekanayake, S, Kofoed, J, Murray, J 2014, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Australasian 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Milton

      Retailers of educational books include Co-op Bookshop and Boffins Bookshop. Texts can also be borrowed from the Kaplan library or other libraries. Details of required and further reading are provided in the subject room.  Purchase of any text other than a prescribed text is not required.