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PDC5323 Corporate Finance: The Cost of Capital

Units : 0.33
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business
School or Department : School of Accounting, Economics and Finance


Pre-requisite: For FBSC Group Students Only

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <//>.


This course is designed to equip students with some of the most important theory and tools of corporate finance. The objective of the financial manager is to maximise the market value of the firm's shares. In this course, the method of determining the cost of capital (a discount rate that can be used in capital budgeting calculations) is explored. The course focuses on the cost of capital and explores some additional theoretical issues that highlight the relevance of particular decisions (capital structure and dividend policy) to the maximisation of the current market value of the firm's shares.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Full Year, 2011 External