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Capital Allocation Strategies - AFCP862

Using a corporate portfolio review framework, this unit analyses the relationship between resource allocation decisions and shareholder value. It focuses on the following key areas: performance measurement of business units, capital investment and corporate portfolio and restructuring strategies. The unit explores how analytical techniques and key transactions (acquisition, divestments and spin offs) can be used to implement key corporate strategies. It will also include an analysis of the costs and benefits of diversification strategies. Internal decision making processes, including capital expenditure evaluation and the setting of performance targets and investment criteria, will be examined using a number of perspectives including value based management, behavioural finance, agency models, and remuneration design. This unit will suit students involved in developing corporate and business development strategies, investment and corporate bankers who might advise CFO's on growth and portfolio restructuring strategies, and equity analysts.

Credit Points: 2
When Offered:

AFC Term 2 City - Applied Finance Centre, City Campus, March to June

AFC Term 3 MB - Applied Finance Centre, Melbourne Campus, June to September

Staff Contact(s): Mr Roger Casey

(Admission to MAppFin or MAppFin(Adv) or GradDipAppFin) and ECFS866 Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Applied Finance

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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