Corporate Finance

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Corporate Finance

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business, Finance, Financial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This is an analytical subject that deals with the financial behaviour of firms, and examines finance theory, practice and financial management within the context of Australian companies. Students will study the methods by which financing and investments opportunities are evaluated by firms. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which the financial policies of companies (such as policies concerning investment, capital structure, cost of capital and dividend decision-making) are determined so as to maximise the value of the firm to its owners. Students will also study the effect of various tax regimes on such decision-making in detail. Finally, this subject will also cover specialist areas of corporate finance, such as corporate acquisition and finance leases.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.