ACA120 - Corporate Finance

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Subject Title
Corporate Finance

Subject Description
This course is a continuation of the study of corporate finance started in Finance. It provides an in-depth study of issues and tools that will assist financial specialists in making corporate financing decisions. Students learn how to select the appropriate financial and investment strategies to achieve the company's goals and objectives, given the economic environment in which the firm operates. Analytical techniques relating to financial decision making are studied. Topics include dividend policy, investment decisions, derivatives, risk management, international financial management, options and swaps.

Credit Status
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The minimum grade to pass this course is C (60%) and the minimum program GPA to graduate from the Advanced Accounting & Finance program is 60% or C.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Examine different techniques, including ratio analysis, of analysing financial statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement) for financial decision making to achieve goals of financial management.
  2. Demonstrate the concept of time value of money and its use in valuation of financial assets and capital budgeting decisions.
  3. Assess the working capital (current assets) requirements and identify sources of short-term financing to fund such working capital requirements.
  4. Apply  the concept of risk and various types of risk measurement techniques in capital budgeting and related financial decision making
  5. Analyse various sources of finance including leasing and debt and their impact on valuation of Firms to facilitate investors’ investment decisions.
  6. Examine contemporary financial concepts like derivatives, cash flow forecasts, restructuring, financial distress etc. for a broader overview of modern corporate financial decision making in an international scenario.

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