Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSynopsis:This unit develops the advanced knowledge and skills fundamental to the financial management of an organisation introduced in EFB210 Finance 1. Topics examined include: working capital management, capital investment decisions (including: estimation of required rates of return, sensitivity and scenario analysis, and the valuation of real options), issuance of corporate securities and capital structure, payout policy, mergers and acquisitions, and financial restructuring.Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this unit, you should be able to:
ContentThe initial focus of this unit is to review the firm's objectives, the role of the financial manager and some of the fundamental skills covered in EFB210 Finance 1. It then advances students' knowledge and skills by looking at topics related to corporate governance, capital investment decisions (including: estimation of required rates of return, sensitivity and scenario analysis, and the valuation of real options), issuance of corporate securities and capital structure, payout policy, mergers and restructuring.Approaches to Teaching and LearningThis unit consists of a weekly two hour lecture and one hour tutorial, with tutorials providing the opportunity to discuss and apply the materials presented in the lectures.The unit employs a range of case studies to teach, apply and assess materials. As an example, students will complete the valuation of a major project, assess the implications of a firm's capital restructuring and critically analyse the rationale managers provide when they acquire other firms. The inherent complexities of these cases means that lecture and tutorial attendance is essential to develop the ability to apply the knowledge and skills taught. Teamwork knowledge and skills are also an important part of this unit and materials related to these skills are incorporated into the content and assessment items.AssessmentAssessment name: Valuation ProjectDescription: Students will be provided with a significant case study where they must provide analytical information related to the feasibility of a major capital investment and the way in which the investment is to be funded. Students will write a report summarising the case and the results of the analysis conducted. In addition, students will write a report that addresses their demonstration of responsibility and accountability in working as part of a team.Length / Duration: 1500 wordsFormative or Summative: Formative and SummativeRelates to objectives: 1, 2, 3Weight: 30Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: GroupDue date: Week 10Assessment name: End of Semester ExamDescription: Short answer questions covering Topics 6 to 12Length / Duration: 2 hours plus 10 minutes perusalFormative or Summative: SummativeRelates to objectives: 1Weight: 50Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: Central Exam PeriodAssessment name: Mid-Semester ExamDescription: Multiple choice exam covering Topics 1-5Length / Duration: 1 hour plus 15 minutes perusalFormative or Summative: Formative and SummativeRelates to objectives: 1Weight: 20Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: Week 7
- Demonstrate, analyse and apply knowledge of the finance theories, practices and markets used by financial managers when deciding how to efficiently raise, manage and invest capital
- Apply knowledge, judgement, technical and technological skills to identify, critically analyse and solve problems related to the decisions of the financial manager
- Demonstrate written communication skills, including the use of technical and non-technical materials, to effectively structure, present and explain financial data, information and ideas
- Apply teamwork knowledge and skills in collaborating with others to apply financial knowledge and financial reasoning
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