FIN3003S Corporate Finance

Academic Year 2021/2022

Capital Budgeting/ Investment Appraisal (including the time value of money), Portfolio Theory (including the Capital Asset Pricing Model), Capital Structure, Dividend Policy, Mergers and Takeovers, Working Capital Management, Derivatives, Valuation of Companies, Sources of Finance, International Financial Management. The module provides for the blending of its theory and practice contents with the collective workplace experiences of the participants, to this end participants will be expected to contribute critical reflection on their workplace experiences along with collaborative interpretation of such experiences in both classroom and study group settings. Advance preparation for classes and workshops will be an important feature, with readings and questions for reflection assigned at the commencement of the trimester.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Demonstrate an ability to critically discuss contents of the module and your workplace experience.
Explore the concept of financial management and its importance to organisations.
Research contemporary topics in the field of financial management and demonstrate effective research and analytical skills.
Appraise capital investments through the use of appropriate methods and techniques.
Identify and make allowance for the relationship exhibited by financial markets between risk and return.
Evaluate the different sources of financeUnderstand how to manage working capital in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Discuss how businesses create value.
Provide an analysis of the factors to consider when determining firm's dividend policy.
Describe the process involved in mergers and takeovers and produce a comprehensive report on a recent merger/ takeover.
Explain the concept of derivatives and distinguish between forwards, futures and options.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will attend classes for this module and have the opportunity to engage in active learning during these sessions. There will be in-class discussion and group work to analyse module concepts. Where appropriate, the module will incorporate case based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Assignment: Main Assignment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Name Role
Chin Siong Chong Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Christina Burke Tutor
Assoc Professor Julie Byrne Tutor
Ms Michele Connolly Tutor
Mrs Edna Eugenia Da Silva Tutor
Rachel Sim Tutor
Chee Shong Tan Tutor
Charlene Tan Puay Koon Tutor
Yung Chiang Yang Tutor
Siti Zarifah Tutor