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Australian School of Business Banking and Finance

FINS3625 Applied Corporate Finance

Course Outline Semester 1, 2013
Part A: Course-Specific Information Part B: Key Policies, Student Responsibilities and Support

FINS3625 – Applied Corporate Finance

Table of Contents
PART A: COURSE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION 1
  STAFF CONTACT DETAILS 1.1
  Communication with Staff 2
  COURSE DETAILS 2.1
  Teaching Times and Locations 2.2
  Units of Credit 2.3
  Summary of Course 2.4
  Course Aims and Relationship to Other Courses 2.5
  Student Learning Outcomes 3
  LEARNING AND TEACHING ACTIVITIES 3.1
  Approach to Learning and Teaching in the Course 3.2
  Learning Activities and Teaching Strategies 4
  ASSESSMENT 4.1
  Formal Requirements 4.2
  Assessment Details Mid-Session and Final Examinations Group Project 5   COURSE RESOURCES 6
  COURSE EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT 7
  COURSE SCHEDULE PART B: KEY POLICIES, STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND SUPPORT 1   PROGRAM LEARNING GOALS AND OUTCOMES 2
  ACADEMIC HONESTY AND PLAGIARISM 3
  STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT 3.1
  Workload 3.2
  Attendance 3.3
  General Conduct and Behaviour 3.4
  Occupational Health and Safety 3.5
  Keeping Informed 4
  SPECIAL CONSIDERATION AND SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS 5
  STUDENT RESOURCES AND SUPPORT 1
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FINS3625 – Applied Corporate Finance

PART A: COURSE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION 1 STAFF CONTACT DETAILS Lecturer-in-charge: Room: Email: Consultation Times: Lecturer: Room: Email: Consultation Times: Jared Stanfield ASB 355 j.stanfield@unsw.edu.au To be announced in class Jo-Ann Suchard ASB 346 j.suchard@unsw.edu.au To be announced in class

A full list of tutors will be posted on Course Website.

1.1

Communication with Staff
Read this course outline Check the course website Contact the tutor/instructor during class for non-urgent matters E-mail your tutor/instructor Contact your tutor/instructor during consultation hours

Students with questions about course administration or content are encouraged to: • • • • •

For e-mail communication with staff, University regulations indicate that students MUST use a valid UNSW student account. Teaching staff may ignore non-UNSW email address for security reasons. Students are responsible for ensuring their email accounts are NOT full. E-mail is best suited for asking simple questions about course administration that requires a short reply. E-mail is neither an appropriate nor an effective medium for learning. Do not expect staff to reply to an e-mail that requests extensive or substantive answers. These questions are best raised in tutorials or consultation times. Emails will be responded to within 24 hours.

2 COURSE DETAILS
2.1 Teaching Times and Locations
Wednesday Wednesday 9:00am to 11:00am 1:00pm to 3:00pm Electrical Engineering G25 Chemical Sciences M17 Lectures start in Week 1(to Week 12): The Time and Location are:

Tutorials start in Week 2 (to Week 13). A full list of tutorials, times and tutors will be on the Course Website.

2.2

Units of Credit

The course is worth 6 units of credit.

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FINS3625 – Applied Corporate Finance

2.3

Summary of Course

This course focuses on practical applications relating to the theory of financial decisionmaking. Case studies, empirical evidence and current issues in the financial media are used to illustrate key decisions made by managers of the firm. Topics include advanced capital budgeting issues, capital raising including venture capital and initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and advanced capital structure and dividend policy issues. One of the aims is to develop students' ability to make judgments in a...
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