Corporate Financial Management

FIN80005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

Aims and objectives

The aim of the unit is to foster a robust financial awareness in students and enable them to make informed investment and financing decisions for sustainable value creation and understand the relationship between risk and reward. It is intended to create appropriate practical skills of seeking out information, looking at a problem from the perspectives of leadership challenges, marketing imperatives, technological changes, strategic fits, and financial prudence, and engaging into meaningful debate on those issues. It helps students to take effective, ethical and timely actions as to current and future acquisition and allocation of resources in a complex global environment.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the financial techniques necessary for the correct evaluation of a firm’s financing and investment options.
2. Generate innovative solutions to problems in corporate financial decision making.
3. Critically analyse analytical tools derived from finance theory.
4. Evaluate financial management principles to the analyse, design, and operate business models.