Advanced Corporate Finance

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

The Advanced Corporate Finance unit, provided by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Swinburne University , builds on the principles of corporate finance developed in the Financial Management unit.

In this advanced unit, students will develop a financial understanding of business valuations using different models. Students will also develop skills in risk management, and master the ability to estimate risks associated with projects and their budgetary implications. Building on the principles and skills of risk management, students will develop an understanding of the merger and acquisition processes. 

Through this unit, students will engage with the complex financial problems faced by a range of Australian organisations. Critically evaluating concepts and theories will further enhance students’ understanding of corporate finance, in preparation for a financial career. This will be a useful skill for senior level decision-making, and in policy-making in the field of corporate finance.

Eligibility

To enrol in this unit, students must not have completed this unit, or its academic equivalent before, and must have completed one of the following units:

  • Finance and Investment
  • Financial Management

Areas of study

In this Advanced Corporate Finance unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Strategy and finance: goals, the organisation and shareholder weath
  • Investment analysis
  • Cost of capital
  • Risk and risk management
  • Valuation techniques
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing decisions and capital structure
  • Agency problems

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The Advanced Corporate Finance unit, provided by Swinburne University and Open Universities Australia, will enable finance students to apply theoretical concepts to real life corporate problems. This is a particularly useful skillset for financial careers. By developing an understanding of risk management, students will build skills and experience analysing different risk scenarios and preparing practical advice in response.

This is particularly useful in the corporate world, where businesses look to minimise their risk exposure. Through the Advanced Corporate Finance unit, students will consider how businesses might select different strategies to hedge risks, particularly within the merger and acquisition process.

This will advance careers as it is a transferable skill across multiple industries, particularly in competitive markets where mergers and acquisitions are more commonplace, and where risks and opportunities are more pronounced. As well as developing theoretical knowledge of financial concepts, students will also master an ability to critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of key concepts, and apply conceptual knowledge to financial decision making.

Beyond the firm, this will also provide students with a foundation in policy-making for corporate finance. This will differentiate students from other finance graduates, thus boosting career options.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Advanced Corporate Finance from Swinburne University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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