FIN342 Applied Corporate Finance

The subject 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. The subject looks at the role of the finance manager managing working capital and long-term assets. It also considers the range of funding decisions facing firms. It provides a theoretical framework for funding decisions and gives students the skills to consider different financing options. The corporate finance implication of business transactions are also explored.

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. Critically assess the objectives and processes of corporate financial management.
      2. Analyse the roles of the key stakeholders and decision makers in a corporation’s financial management.
      3. Evaluate corporate financial management strategies such as working capital management and capital budgeting.
      4. Integrate the key theories which inform the fundraising and capital structure management process.
      5. Apply corporate finance principles in a practical setting.
  • 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

  • Duration
    • 12 weeks.

  • Assessment
  • Prerequisites
    • There are no prerequisites for this subject. However please review the Assumed Knowledge tab to understand the prior knowledge Kaplan advises you should hold before enrolling in this subject.

  • Assumed knowledge
    • Whilst there are no prerequisites for this subject, Kaplan assumes that individuals have completed FIN203 Fundamentals of Equity Markets, FIN204 Fundamentals of Risk, and FIN205 Business Valuation or understand the content covered in those subjects, prior to undertaking FIN342 Applied Corporate Finance.

  • Course transition subject equivalence
    • Individuals are not required to complete this subject if they have transitioned from a SIA/Finsia/Kaplan course and have completed the following subjects within the course completion timeframe:

      • M42 Corporate Financial Management
      • FIN232 Corporate Financial Management
  • Reading list
    • Prescribed text

      • Parrino, R, Yong, HHA, Dempsey, M, Morkel-Kingsbury, N, Ekanayake, S, James, J, Murray, J 2019, Fundamentals of corporate finance, Australasian, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton.

      Retailers of educational books include Co-op Bookshop and Boffins Bookshop. Texts can also be borrowed from the Kaplan Professional 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.