MAF302 - Corporate Finance

Unit details


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Hoa Nguyen

Must have passed five units in MAF202, MAF203, MAA250, MAE256, MAF307, MAF306, MAF308 

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week

*For Warrnambool on campus offering there will be a converged mode of delivery using CloudDeakin and face-to-face workshops.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars



This unit introduces students to issues in corporate governance; advanced capital budgeting; real options; valuations; equity and debt financing; capital structure; mergers and acquisitions; corporate restructuring and corporate risk management.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit. At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Apply broad and coherent theoretical and practical finance knowledge. 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Communicate financial concepts and information effectively in oral and written forms to a broad range of audiences.

GLO2: Communication


Evaluate and critically analyse financial information.

GLO4: Critical thinking


Identify solutions to a diverse range of authentic financial problems.

GLO5: Problem solving


Take personal responsibility for actions, self- reflect and critique own performance and identify and plan future professional development.

GLO6: Self-management


Engage effectively in different environments and contexts reflecting social, sustainable, ethical, economic and global.

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Individual) Report (Business) 2,000 words 20% Week 6

Assessment 2: (Group of 3 students)

Report (Business)

Presentation (Individual)


4,000 words

4 minutes




Week 10 & 11
Assessment 3: (Individual) Video Recording 7 minutes 20% Week 14

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Achieve at least 40% of the marks available on all assessment tasks. Successfully complete the professional literacy module to gain access to the assignment dropbox.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAF302 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

Unit Fee Information

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