Course Title: Corporate Finance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Corporate Finance

Credit Points: 12.00


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 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020


Singapore Inst of Management


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


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


Open Learning Australia

Non Award

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Distance / Correspondence


Course Coordinator: Dr Kuankuan Wang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1220

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Mebourne City Campus, Building 80, Level 8, Room 23-1

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email to arrange an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course builds on the concept of net present value so as to account for uncertainty, taxes and strategic concerns before using these concepts to analyse financing and investment decisions from the perspective of financial managers. You will develop the basic framework for decision-making and you will investigate the theories of corporate finance, the analytical techniques used to value assets, and various aspects of the financial markets. In this context, this course will explore the relationship between the investment and financing decisions, with particular emphasis on capital budgeting, dividend policy, capital structure, leasing decision and corporate acquisition.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: 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, as well as the firm’s capital budgeting and leasing decisions.

CLO2: Apply knowledge of corporate strategic decision making in the context of complex environments and competitive dynamics.

CLO3: Understand the nature of leverage and the constraints borrowers face in its use.

CLO4: Determine the natures of dividend policy and assess various dividend models.

CLO5: Understand the motivation and procedures for mergers and acquisitions.

CLO6: Apply financial knowledge to real problems in business and recognise the practical difficulties in applying the theory.

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\Canvas. 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: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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.