FINAN511-21B (HAM)

Advanced Corporate Finance

30 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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This paper is designed to bring students up to date on current thinking and research in corporate finance. The primary topics to be covered are corporate boards of directors, managerial incentives and behaviors, corporate social responsibility, and corporate innovation.
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Paper Structure

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The key components of this paper include students' presentations of the research papers and in-class discussions guided by the lecturer. After developing a sound understanding of the corporate finance research, students are required to develop a research proposal. Students' overall performance will be evaluated by their understanding of the research papers, contribution to the discussions, and the quality of their research proposals and presentations.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand major corporate finance theories, how managers and directors make major decisions, and how governance mechanisms are used to monitor and discipline corporate managers and directors.
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  • LO2. Understand the common statistical approaches in corporate finance research and be familiar with the major databases.
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  • LO3. Summarise the analysis and key findings from published articles in a highly succinct, logical, but compelling fashion.
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  • LO4. Develop an ability to initiate research in the broad area of corporate finance that is of a publishable standard and be able to articulate your own research idea through written reports.
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  • LO5. Explain corporate finance theories and economic analysis in oral presentations in a succinct and clear manner.
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Assessment

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To be eligible to pass this paper, students must achieve an overall grade of at least 50% in the whole paper. To gain the maximum mark in this paper, students will have to submit all assessments for marking.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Research Article Presentations
30
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Summaries
25
  • Email: Lecturer
3. Research Proposal Report
29 Oct 2021
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Research Proposal Presentation
6 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Refer to the Reading List for this paper.

https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/5862CDA3-F912-6591-4D23-01F813DBB5CE.html?lang=en-US&login=1

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Online Support

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Moodle.
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Workload

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The course has approximately 44 contact hours. The rest of the 300-hour expected workload in this 30-point paper can be distributed as follows (actual distribution depends on individual preference): 125 hours for course readings and preparation of summaries; 50 hours for seminar preparations; 26 hours to prepare comments and questions for other students' seminars; 55 hours for the research proposal.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: FINA311 or FINAN305

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: FINA503, FINA511

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