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    The theory and application of why and how optimal corporate financial decisions are made. Designed to prepare students to develop leadership skills necessary for making value-changing financial decisions that maximise firm value.

    This paper is designed to prepare students to develop leadership skills necessary to make value-changing financial decisions that maximise firm value.

    About this paper

    Paper title Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
    Subject Finance
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    (BSNS 102 or BSNS 112) and (BSNS 107 or BSNS 115) and (BSNS 108 or BSNS 114)
    ACFI 201, ACCT 213, FINC 201
    Schedule C

    Teaching staff

    Dr Tom Stannard

    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught via lectures and tutorials.


    Corporate Finance, 13th Edition, by Stephen Ross, Randolph Westerfield, Jeffrey Jaffe and Bradford Jordan, ISBN10: 1260772381 (2022)

    Course outline
    View the course outline for FINC 206
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

    1. Analyse firm financial statements
    2. Evaluate financial decisions using tools based on the time value of money
    3. Apply different valuation techniques to shares and bonds
    4. Use capital budgeting to identify optimal investment decisions
    5. Develop the skills to conduct firm valuation
    6. Conduct analysis on firm long-term financing in the form of equity and debt
    7. Evaluate firm capital structure and payout policy
    8. Understand and evaluate mergers and acquisitions


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    L1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 10:00-10:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    T1 Thursday 15:00-15:50 30-35, 37-42
    T2 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 30-35, 37-42
    T3 Thursday 10:00-10:50 30-35, 37-42
    T4 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 30-35, 37-42
    T5 Thursday 11:00-11:50 30-35, 37-42
    T6 Thursday 13:00-13:50 30-35, 37-42
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