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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
UoS Code FINC5001
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1, Summer School - December and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 3hr seminar per week
Assessment mid semester-test (20%), major assignment (25%), and final examination (55%)
Description This unit provides an introduction to basic concepts in corporate finance and capital markets. It is designed to equip students to undertake further studies in finance. After reviewing some very basic ideas in finance and financial mathematics, the unit provides an introduction to the valuation of equity and debt securities and companies. The unit then examines issues related to pricing in capital markets and ends with a discussion of theory and practice related to capital structure and dividend policy.