Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Unit code: BAO7000

Credit points: 12

Financial acumen is an important skill for managers in the complex local and global business environment. The unit takes a multidiscipline approach to develop advanced analytical, planning and decision-making skills. This unit proposes a theoretical framework for effective and efficient use of financial statement information for business analysis. It identifies and evaluates the key analytical framework components: financial statement, business strategy, accounting, financial, and prospective. This framework is then applied to a variety of complex decision making contexts including security analysis, credit analysis, corporate financing policies analysis, merger and acquisition analysis, and management communications analysis.

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.