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Advanced finance ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Leader: Dr Bala Balachandran

Caulfield First semester 2006 (Evening)

Synopsis: Calculation of NPVs and IRRs; evaluation of the CAPM and APT; estimation of a firm's beta and understanding of the problems involved; estimation of a firm's cost of capital; determination of a firm's capital structure; evaluation of a firm's dividend policy; estimation of a firm's cash flows with ratio analysis of its financial accounts; identification of the risks facing a business; utilisation of futures, options and swaps in managing business risk and in corporate financing.

Assessment: Assignment: (2000-3000 words): 30% + Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week