Financial Valuation: Case Study Approach (FINC3015)


This unit applies all aspects of finance theory to the general problem of valuing companies and other financial assets. This requires a synthesis of the concepts of present value, cost of capital, security valuation, asset pricing models, optimal capital structures and some related accounting concepts. The subject aims to reach a level of practical application that allows students to understand both the theoretical frameworks and institutional conventions of real world corporate valuations.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture per week; 1x1hr workshop session per week


Case studies (35%), group project (25%), and final exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

FINC2012 or FINC2002



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.