Course Title: Corporate Financial Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Corporate Financial Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024,
Sem 2 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Tim Kooijmans

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9727

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Course ID 054164 BAFI3258 Managerial Finance.

Course Description

This course explores core aspects of investment theory and corporate financial management to equip students with the necessary tools to analyse critical financial decisions from the perspective of investors and financial managers. This course is designed to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills of financial management, with particular emphasis on, capital budgeting, investment analysis, capital structure, dividend policy, and corporate acquisition. You will evaluate and analyse issues related to the theories of investment management, corporate financial management, the analytical techniques used to value assets and projects including net present value so as to account for uncertainty, taxes, strategic concerns and various aspects.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


CLO1: Analyse corporate financial decisions in the context of complex environments and competitive dynamics.

CLO2: Appraise investment opportunities and estimate the appropriate cost of capital to solve problems relating to the firm’s investment decisions.

CLO3: Examine the general investment framework and apply security valuation techniques to analyse the performance of an actual company.

CLO4: Justify the use of leverage, recognise the constraints borrowers face in its use and the procedures of raising long term capital.

CLO5: Evaluate dividend policy and identify the motivation and procedures for mergers and acquisitions.

CLO6: Assess 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 assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set research tasks or projects.

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. 

Access to Microsoft Excel is required.

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

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

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 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.