Corporate Education course

UQ Business School Downtown, Level 19, Central Plaza One, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane.

This course examines the principal decisions confronting business financial managers; namely, the acquisition and utilisation of funds to maximise wealth. Amongst other finance concepts, we will consider short-term financial management, important debt and equity securities and their valuation, project evaluation principles and the risk and return relationship.
Participants are required to solve numerous financial problems and make financial decisions based on their results. This is not a record keeping or an accounting course; it is about wealth maximisation strategies. Key industries partners will also contribute to show how the work participants develop during the week are applied in their real world settings. Be prepared for a challenging and extremely rewarding course that will enable you to make and understand key financial decisions.

Dr Scott McCarthy and Dr Darren Lee

Dr Scott McCarthy is a Lecturer in Finance at UQ Business School. He has a PhD and Honours in Finance. Scott has eighteen years experience in various Australian universities and has worked with numerous government and private sector companies in the area of financial management. Scott is committed to teaching and learning, holding a teaching focussed academic position at UQ Business School.
 Dr Darren Lee's research interests are in the area of financial management, funds management, contrarian investing, behavioural finance, socially responsible investing (SRI) and corporate sustainability. His PhD focused on the characteristics and performances of the best of sector corporate sustainability investment style whilst employing the DJSI data as a proxy measure of a firm's commitment to corporate sustainability. Prior to working in academia Darren worked in industry in the areas of treasury, financial planning and funds management.