Corporate Valuation (FINC6021)

UNIT OF STUDY

This subject unit applies all aspects of finance theory to the general problem of valuing companies and other financial assets. This requires a synthesis of the fundamental concepts of present value, cost of capital, security valuation, asset pricing models, optimal capital structures, derivative pricing 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. Basic valuation concepts from accounting will be reconciled with the finance theory on which firm value ultimately stands. Students will be asked to make extensive use of Excel or similar software in valuation exercises.

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Classes

1x 3hr seminar per week

Assessment

lab work (5%), group assignment (30%), reflective journal (5%), and final 3hr exam (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

FINC5001

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