Delivered online by OUA in association with RMIT University, Corporate Finance is a postgraduate unit that will take you through the basic, foundational principles of financial decision making within the context of a corporate environment.
You will develop the basic structural framework required to make informed decisions and also discuss and examine the different theories of corporate finance, as well as the analytical techniques used to discern the value of assets.
Within this context, you will explore the integral relationship between financial decisions and investment options, with a strong focus on the valuation of bonds, stocks, capital budgeting, capital structure and portfolio diversification.
There are no prerequisites for this course; anyone can apply. In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Graduate Certificate in Finance
Master of Finance
Areas of study
In this Corporate Finance unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to financial decision making
The time value of money
Valuation of stocks and bonds
Risk and return - portfolio diversification and CAPM
Capital structure and the cost of capital
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Certificate in Finance, RMIT University
Master of Finance, RMIT 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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Once you have completed your online studies in this unit, you will be able to understanding basic financial tools and concepts, including opportunity cost of capital, the various factors affecting the valuation of stocks and bonds, the relationship between risk and return and capital budgeting and dividend policy.
You will have a firm understanding of financial issues and be able to apply modern financial theory to solve them, as well as having an understanding of the different underlying assumptions of financial models.
You will also be able to accurately evaluate securities and projects in accordance with basic valuation models.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Corporate Finance from RMIT University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-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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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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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