Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Unit code: BAO7000

Credit points: 12

This unit provides students with an understanding of how organisations make investment and financing decisions. Students will demonstrate how to apply various valuation methods and theories to real-world settings. Students will also learn to appreciate the limitations of tools in practical settings. Specific topics include capital budgeting, investment decision rules, discounted cash flow, real options valuation, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy and evaluation methods such as WACC and APV. Students will demonstrate the necessary skills for making value-changing financial decisions to maximise an organisation’s value.

Learning outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate, analyse and apply knowledge of finance theories, practices and markets when making decisions on how to efficiently raise, manage and invest capital.
  2. Critically analyse and solve problems related to the decisions of the corporate manager.
  3. Explicate the theories underlying the operation of financial markets and relevant asset pricing models for a provided strategic corporate transaction.




The assessment for this unit has been designed specifically for our online students and will occur at various times across the seven-week study period.

Assessment activities may include essays, reports, case study analysis, tests and quizzes, reflective writing and/or business plans.


Related course/s


This unit is studied as part of the online Graduate Certificate in Finance.