Course Title: Corporate Finance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Corporate Finance

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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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 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022


Kolej Metropolitan


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09


Singapore Inst of Management


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh3 21,
Offsh1 22,
Offsh3 22


Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh 3 10,
Offsh3 12


RMIT University Vietnam


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2017,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Viet3 2019,
Viet2 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Tim Kooijmans

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9727

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level 10

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment, via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed Knowledge

Recommended: Business Statistics 1 or Business Decision Making or equivalent.

Course Description

Corporate Finance examines fundamental concepts of finance and the key skills required for good financial management of corporations. It introduces financial concepts and issues that provide the necessary guidelines to solve corporate finance problems and evaluates some of the important theories in modern finance to provide a substantial grounding in the discipline, including in preparing students for more advanced studies in finance. In Corporate Finance, valuation principles are central in the consideration of the financial managers in investment and financing decisions in corporations. Additionally, a comprehensive understanding of risk and return is central in Corporate Finance, which provides the financial manager of a corporation with a theoretic foundation to make optimal corporate finance decisions.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1. Examine the key fundamental concepts of finance and evaluate the main skills required for good financial management of corporations. CLO2. Apply and identify financial concepts and issues that provide the necessary guidelines to solve corporate finance problems
CLO3. Critically employ financial valuation principles using financial mathematics as a foundation to make optimal corporate finance decisions.
CLO4. Recommend sound financial guidelines to formulate effective financial management of organisations that benefit key stakeholders. CLO5. Analyse and evaluate investment opportunities and financing choices to apply best practice corporate finance solutions.

Overview of Learning Activities

• Watch and engage with the online interactive lecture videos; • Study of recommended textbooks and additional study resources; • Completion of weekly class problems • Attendance and active participation in weekly class • Consultation and discussion with academic staff.
As part of the course you are expected to remember what you have been taught, properly understand it, including understanding its real-world relevance, be able to apply it in academic and real-world settings, analyse and evaluate the outcomes of what you have applied and how you have done it, and generate improved solutions to achieve personal and corporate objectives You must also, as part of this process, reflect on your results so as to be able to contemplate, identify, and apply improved strategies to achieve high-level performance throughout your studies and into the future.
Overall, this course, in conjunction with the other finance courses you will study as part of your program, is designed to get you to think like a financier, meaning that as you encounter issues, problems, and situations in your academic, work and personal life you will assess them from the point of view of finance and use your skills in the area to come up with proper and effective solutions.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5