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Strategic Finance - MGSM848

Strategic decisions play a fundamental role in determining the competitive success of an organisation, its market value, and potentially – its survival. Strategic adaptability is essential if organisations are to take advantage of favourable investment opportunities, respond appropriately to threatening competitive moves, or limit losses arising from adverse market developments.

Despite the critical nature of strategic decisions, managers often must make such decisions without the discipline of structured financial analysis. This arises because the traditional discounted cash flow approach to valuing investment decisions is poorly equipped to deal with investments made to gain strategic advantage – particularly when managers have the ability to control future cash flows or revise future decisions. These conditions arise whenever current investments interact with future investments (growth options), confer strategic advantages, or impact (or are impacted by) the actions and reactions of competitors and other external parties.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

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MGSM840 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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