Courses & Units

Corporate Finance BEA651



Available in the Master of Finance and MBA (Finance). May be taken as an elective in other postgraduate courses only with permission of the Master of Finance course coordinator.


This Unit is concerned with Corporate Finance. In Corporate Finance the central issues are how to acquire and employ or invest funds efficiently. 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 BEA651
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Finance
Coordinator Doctor Xiaohu Deng
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Postgraduate


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • analyse the theory and practical problems of corporate finance in the modern business environment
  • appraise the way corporate managers use financial theory to solve practical problems
  • apply underlying theories, concepts, assumptions, limitations and arguments to make corporate finance decisions within real-world constraints
  • demonstrate communication skills to present corporate finance issues and possible solutions in a competent manner.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
081199 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentTest or quiz (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Attendance (5%)|Case Study (20%)|Self-directed learning (5%)
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You will need the following text [available from the Co-op Bookshop]:

  1. Ross, S., Drew, M., Walk, R., Westerfield, R., & Jordan, B., (7th edn), Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Limited, 2016.
  1. Texas Instrument BAII Plus Financial Calculator
  2. Required reading list of journal articles (from top finance academic journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and etc.) will be posted on MyLO. 

Principles of Corporate Finance (Brealey, R., Myers, S., Allen F., (12th end), McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Limited, 2016)

Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy (Grinblatt and Titman, McGraw-Hill) 

Corporate Financial Theory (Megginson, Addison-Wesly)  

Financial Theory and Corporate Policy (Copeland, Weston, and Shastri, Fourth edition, Addison-Wesley) 

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