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FINC 2011 Corporate Finance 1
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This Lecture PART I: INTRODUCTION Teaching staff Blackboard / ReView Objectives Potential careers targeted with this unit Unit of study outline: contents requirements learning outcomes assessment PART 2: PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS Nature of Assets (Real Vs. Financial) Valuation of Financial Claims Rates of Return on Securities The “Market” Section & Financial Press
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Teaching Staff UoS Coordinator: Dr Kathy Walsh Located: Room 446, Economics and Business Building E-mail: kathy.walsh@sydney.edu.au Weeks: 1, 9 to 13 Consultation: Tuesday 3 - 4 (teaching weeks only) Lecturer: Mr Craig Mellare Located: E-mail: craig.mellare@sydney.edu.au Weeks: 2 to 8 Consultation: Tuesday 3 - 4 (teaching weeks only)
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Blackboard Blackboard will be used for all aspects of this course Lecture notes will be available on blackboard before each lecture Tutorial solutions will be posted each week Discussion boards will be available for the assignment and final exam Assignments will be submitted electronically Grades will be available
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ReView The assignment will be marked electronically this semester and you will receive detailed feedback on ReView
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Objectives of the Course Know the theories underlying the operation of financial markets and relevant asset pricing models. Understand the theory and practice of making investment, financing and dividend decisions Learn how to process information into a format that you will be able to analyse and interpret to make financial decisions. Learn to discover methods of data-sourcing and research to apply generalised findings to your own unique situation. Be able to work in a small team, noting that communication and interpersonal skills are essential for a professional career.
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Unit of Study Outline PRESCRIBED TEXTBOOK Introduction to Corporate Finance By: Alex Frino Amelia Hill Zhian Chen Available from your Campus Bookshop
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Topics Covered in the Unit # Topics Covered 1 Introduction 2 Review of Financial Mathematics 3 Valuation of Stocks and Bonds 4 Capital Budgeting 5 Risk and Return 6 Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) 7 Company Cost of Capital 8 Australian Equities Markets 9 The Pricing Efficiency of Capital Markets 10 Dividend Policy 11 Capital Structure Policy 12 Risk Management and Review
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Study Techniques The best way to study for this unit will be: 1. Attending lectures and reading the text book. 2. Preparing for the tutorials and answering practice questions 3. Working in groups with other people on various problems 4. Applying what we are learning to the corporate world
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Australian Stock Exchange www.asx.com.au Australian Financial Review www.afr.com.au Sydney Morning Herald Trading Room
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