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.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
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
Technology Used and Required
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.
Unit Web Page
Course material is available on the learning management system (iLearn)