Courses & Units

Corporate Finance BEA343


This Unit is concerned with Corporate Finance. The central issues in Corporate Finance are how to acquire and employ or invest funds efficiently. Concepts in Corporate Finance are explored as a set of ideas and principles that work together and their application to corporate financial policy decisions including dividend, capital structure and risk management.


Unit name Corporate Finance
Unit code BEA343
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Finance
Coordinator Doctor Faisal Khan
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse the theory and practical problems of corporate finance in the modern business environment.
  • Evaluate the way corporate managers use financial theory to solve practical problems in a team context.
  • Apply underlying theories, concepts, assumptions, limitations and arguments to make corporate finance decisions within real-world constraints.
  • Clearly present corporate finance issues and possible solutions to business professionals.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
091901 $1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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BEA112 or BFA107 or BFA208


Teaching Pattern

Introductory workshop (1-hour) for face-to-face students; and introductory workshop (1-hour) for distance students.

Pre-recorded lectures (1-2 hours per week); Face-to-Face workshops (12 hours per semester) for on-campus students; Online workshops (12 hours per semester) for distance students.

AssessmentFinal Exam – Take home exam (40%)|Short Answer Case Questions (25%)|Case study – Team Assignment (35%)
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Ross, S., Drew, M., Walk, R., Westerfield, R., & Jordan, B., (8th edn), Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Limited.


Brealey, R., Myers, S., Marcus A., Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 11th Edition, McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Limited.

Bruner, R., Eades, K., Schill, M., Case Studies in Finance, 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2013.

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