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CORPFIN 2502MELB - Business Valuation

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 4310
Campus: Melbourne
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available only to University of Adelaide College Melbourne Campus students
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: CORPFIN 1002 or (CORPFIN 1002UACA and CORPFIN 1002UACB)
Assessment: Exam/assignments/tests/tutorial work as prescribed at first lecture

The purpose of this course is to present the fundamental principles of securities and business valuations. Participants in the course will learn how to derive the intrinsic value of equity and create arbitrage opportunities for bonds. Students will also learn how to estimate a company's growth rates and decompose its return on equity multiple. The course covers the following valuation models: the capital asset pricing model and its variants (such as the Fama-French three-factor model and the Carhart four-factor model), discounted cash flow models, and relative valuation models that utilise price and enterprise value multiples. Furthermore, the course explores the following topics on bond valuation: spot and forward rate calculations using bootstrapping, the term structure of interest rates, and arbitrage opportunities arising from the simultaneous trading of multiple bonds.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4310 Tue 14/03/2023 Thu 23/03/2023 Fri 05/05/2023 Fri 09/06/2023

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20155 TU01 20 10 9 Mar - 6 Apr Thursday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
27 Apr - 8 Jun Thursday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
Automatic Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20154 LE01 20 10 28 Feb - 4 Apr Tuesday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
25 Apr - 6 Jun Tuesday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class