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25846 Applied Corporate Finance

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UTS: Business
Credit points: 8 cp

Subject level:


Result type: Grade and marks

Requisite(s): 25841 Analytical Techniques for Decision Making
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject is one of four quantitatively focused subjects in the EMBA program. It aims to provide students with a managerial perspective on corporate financing, with a focus on investment and financing decisions. Students are provided with knowledge on key principles, analytical tools and techniques to enhance their skills in dealing with financial issues and to make a contribution to supporting the business strategy of the organisation. The subject builds on knowledge developed from prior learning in decision-making tools and techniques, accounting, and economics to prepare students for executive management roles.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
1. Explain the role of financial information and analytical tools and techniques in making investment and financing decisions in organisations
2. Apply critical analytical decision making tools and techniques to practical financing issues and problems in Australian and global business contexts
3. Demonstrate the ability to advise on corporate finance issues at a senior executive level to support the business strategy

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

This subject forms part of the EMBA business disciplinary knowledge set. It aims to provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of financial principles and a capacity to enhance their skills in high-level problem solving and critical thinking. It provides models for business decision-making and for forecasting the outcomes of managerial decisions. It builds on economics and accounting knowledge and provides a basis for subsequent integrative management subjects.

Teaching and learning strategies

The subject will be taught in an interactive mode with a high level of student engagement and participation. Students will be provided with preparation videos and readings to prepare for class. The class time will be used to elaborate on concepts, answer questions about these materials, discuss case studies and perform simulations.

Content (topics)

  • Financial intelligence
  • Financial modelling
  • Raising debt and equity
  • Evaluating projects
  • Risk and return
  • Financial leverage
  • Corporate financing


Assessment task 1: On-line Quizzes (Individual)


This addresses subject learning objective(s):

1, 2 and 3

Weight: 20%

Assessment task 2: Report & Presentation (Group)


Report (Group) 20%

Presentation based on report (Group) 10%


This addresses subject learning objective(s):

2 and 3

Weight: 30%

Assignment : 20%

Presentation : 10%

Assessment task 3: Examination (individual)


This addresses subject learning objective(s):

1, 2 and 3

Weight: 50%

Minimum requirements

To pass the subject, students must achieve at least 50% of the marks allocated to the assessment tasks.

Required texts

Ross, Drew, Walk, Westerfield, Jordan; Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Seventh Australian Edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin 2017