MFIN601-21T2 (C) Term Two 2021

Corporate Finance

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 May 2021
End Date: Sunday, 8 August 2021
Withdrawal Dates
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 May 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 2 July 2021


This course examines corporate finance theory and its application to practice with particular attention to how financial decisions affect firm value. A range of topics are covered including financial asset management, asset and project valuation, capital structure and dividend policy, corporate restructuring, and other contemporary issues in corporate finance.

This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of corporate finance. The principal contention of the course is that managers should maximise firm value.  To do this, managers make investment decisions by allocating resources to “good” projects.  

Managers also make financing decisions by choosing the “appropriate mix” of debt and equity and investing the “right amount” back into operations.  Students will learn how to choose “good” projects and how to finance these projects.  The emphasis will be on the “why” more than the “how” in understanding finance.  This will prepare them to be a financial manager of a firm that will maximise firm value.


MBAZ601 and MBAZ603; subject to the approval of the Programme Director. RP: MBAZ604

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Rehua 620 (18/5-15/6, 29/6, 13/7-27/7)
Rehua 702 (6/7)
17 May - 20 Jun
28 Jun - 1 Aug

Course Coordinator

Mona Yaghoubi

Dr. Mona Yaghoubi
Room 433 Law Building

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,231.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Business Taught Masters Programmes on the department and colleges page.

All MFIN601 Occurrences

  • MFIN601-21T2 (C) Term Two 2021