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Project Finance - ECFS877

Project Finance typically involves an independent legal entity operating as a vehicle for owning and funding large scale projects. Capital sources for the entity will be a combination of equity from sponsors and debt from the bank or capital markets. The application of this financing approach is most commonly seen in the fields of infrastructure (both social and economic) and natural resource financing. Examples include the financing of toll roads, power stations, mines, pipelines, telecommunications networks, hospitals and public buildings such as courts and prisons.
This course considers the financial techniques applied to solving such funding requirements in both the domestic and international context, and the business rationale for project finance. A comprehensive risk system is introduced for the identification and systematic allocation of risk in the various approaches to structuring a project financing. Funding, political-risk structuring, and recent capital-market developments are highlighted in class and through practical case studies. A heavy emphasis is placed on the international character of the project finance industry.
The skills gained in this course will be relevant for corporate executives, bankers, lawyers, consultants and government officials who may be involved in large scale infrastructure and resource developments.

Credit Points: 2
When Offered:

AFC Term 4 City - Applied Finance Centre, City Campus, September to December

Staff Contact(s): Mr Cosmas Kapsanis

(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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