Course Title: Corporate Finance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Corporate Finance

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017


Singapore Inst of Management


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh 3 08,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh3 12

Course Coordinator: Professor Jing Shi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5802

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces the fundamental principles of corporate financial decision-making. The course reviews the theories of corporate finance, the analytical techniques used to value assets, and the various aspects of financial markets. You will explore the relationship between investment and financing decisions with particular emphasis on investments, the valuation of stocks and bonds, capital budgeting, and capital structure.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Apply the financial concepts and tools of corporate finance to the firm’s investment decisions, its opportunity cost of capital, factors affecting the valuation of bonds and stocks, the relationship between risk and return, the diversification of risk, as well as the firm’s capital budgeting, financing and dividend policies;
  2. Use critical thinking skills to evaluate investment decisions at the personal level;
  3. Understand the motivation of corporate financial activity as reported in the financial news.
  4. Apply developed skills to assess problems in corporate valuation;
  5. Apply developed skills to assess problems in the pricing of regulated services and resources (transport, electricity, water, etc).

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Access to a mobile computing device is recommended.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2
Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4, 5
Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.