|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation hours will be published on iLearn
Admission to MAccg or MAccg(Adv) or MAcc(Prof)MCom or MActPrac or MBkgFin or MBioBus or MCom or MEc or MIntBus or MIntBusMIntComm or MIntBusMIntRel
This unit aims to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the principles and techniques underlying theory and practice in corporate finance. Topics include: - basic financial mathematics: interest rates, present values, future values, annuities, perpetuities; - valuation and analysis of debt and equity securities; - methods for investment evaluation and capital budgeting: NPV, IRR, PP; - financial markets and raising finance by issuing new securities; - risk and return, and the cost of capital; - capital structure and dividend policy; - derivative securities: forward, futures and option contracts, and applications to corporate finance; - corporate liabilities and international finance; and - introduction to risk management.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/enrolmentguide/academicdates/
It is the responsibility of students to view their marks for each within session assessment on iLearn within 20 working days of posting. If there are any discrepancies, students must contact the unit convenor immediately. Failure to do so will mean that queries received after the release of final results regarding assessment tasks (not including the final exam mark) will not be addressed.
Assessment criteria for all assessment tasks will be provided on the unit iLearn site.
|Tests 1 & 2||30%||No||Week 3 and Week 9|
|Final exam||55%||No||University Examination Period|
Due: Week 3 and Week 9
Test 1 and Test 2 are online quizzes. Test 1, worth 5%, is held in class time in week 3. Test 2, worth 25%, is held in class time in week 9. Further details and any changes will be announced on iLearn.
No extensions will be granted. Students who have not sat the test will be awarded a mark of 0 for the task, except for cases in which an application for disruption to studies is made and approved.
Census date - 26 August 2017
Please use Test 1 as an indicator of whether you are progressing satisfactorily in the unit. If you are having difficulties, please see the Unit Convenor and consider withdrawing before the census date of 26 August 2017.
Due: Week 7
The assignment is due in week 7 and is worth 15%
The exact date for release and submission of the assignment will be announced on iLearn during the semester. The due date may change from the above. If so we will advise students of the changes.
Essay type responses to be submitted online via iLearn / Turnitin. Excel spreadsheet solutions to be submitted electronically via iLearn.
No extensions will be granted. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission – 20% penalty). This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for disruption of studies is made and approved. No submission will be accepted after solutions have been posted.
Due: University Examination Period
This will be a 2 hour, invigilated, open book exam conducted during the University Examination Period. Note that this will not be an online exam.
No extensions will be granted. Students who have not sat the exam will be awarded a mark of 0 for the task, except for cases in which an application for disruption to studies is made and approved.
For campus students:
A 3-hour combined lecture / tutorial / computer lab session will be held each week . Normally the lecture part takes up the first 1.5 - 2.0 hours and the tutorial / lab session the last 1.0 - 1.5 hours.
All lecture content and tutorial exercises and solutions will be available on iLearn.
For distance students:
All lecture content and tutorial exercises and solutions will be available on iLearn. This will be available in pdf form and mp4 files.
The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at:http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
There are no prizes for this unit.
The textbook for this unit is "Fundamentals of Corporate Finance" by Parrino et al (ISBN 9780730305422). An electronic version of the book is available from Wiley Direct and is cheaper than the paper version. This book covers most but not all of the topics in the unit. The lecture notes will also cover what you need to know. Additional readings may be assigned for the various topics each week. This will either be journal articles, or other materials available on the web or available electronically e.g. via the Macquarie University Library.
Berk, J and Demarzo, P. Corporate Finance, Pearson (ISBN 9780273756033)
Beninga Principles of Finance with Excel, Oxford (ISBN 978 0 19 975547 9) This book may be used by students to learn about using excel for the various financial calculations involved in the course, during the tutorial / computer lab sessions.
Copeland, Weston and Shastri, Financial Theory and Corporate Policy 4th Edition, Pearson (ISBN 0-321-22353-5)
Grinblatt and Titman, Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill (ISBN 0-07-229433-7)
Hull, Options, Futures and Other Derivatives 8th Edition, Prentice Hall
Students will require access to the internet to download lecture slides and tutorial solutions.
The assignment and most tutorial exercises will require the use of word processing and/or spreadsheet programs.
In most weeks we will be using excel spreadsheets for the various financial calculations needed. Our classes are held in a computer laboratory and all students will have access to a computer with the required software installed on it.
Students will be instructed in how to use excel for the purposes of the unit.
Students may wish to bring a headset to class so they can view and listen to the mp4 video files of lectures / tutorials / excel demonstrations.
Course material is available on the learning management system (iLearn)
Please refer to iLearn
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Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html
Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html
Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html
Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html
Disruption to Studies Policy (in effect until Dec 4th, 2017): http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html
Special Consideration Policy (in effect from Dec 4th, 2017): https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration
In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/
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We want to develop in our students the ability to communicate and convey their views in forms effective with different audiences. We want our graduates to take with them the capability to read, listen, question, gather and evaluate information resources in a variety of formats, assess, write clearly, speak effectively, and to use visual communication and communication technologies as appropriate.
This graduate capability is supported by:
Our graduates will take with them the intellectual development, depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content in their chosen fields to make them competent and confident in their subject or profession. They will be able to demonstrate, where relevant, professional technical competence and meet professional standards. They will be able to articulate the structure of knowledge of their discipline, be able to adapt discipline-specific knowledge to novel situations, and be able to contribute from their discipline to inter-disciplinary solutions to problems.
This graduate capability is supported by:
We want our graduates to be capable of reasoning, questioning and analysing, and to integrate and synthesise learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments; to be able to critique constraints, assumptions and limitations; to be able to think independently and systemically in relation to scholarly activity, in the workplace, and in the world. We want them to have a level of scientific and information technology literacy.
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There are some changes to the assessment structure. The content of the course is essentially unchanged.