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Financial Management

Please note that the following information may be subject to change.

Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N12403

Semester: Autumn

Convenor: Beat Reber

Credits & Level: 10 credits; Level 2

Pre-requisites: N11605 (Business Finance) Or N11119 Introduction to Finance and N11127 QM1B (or equivalent quants module) OR both T11012 Introduction to Accounting with application to China and T11013 Introduction to Finance with an application to China.

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Available to Part I and Part II Business School students and Joints/Minor students with the required pre-requisite N11605 Business Finance or N11119 Introduction to Finance and N11127 QM1B (or equivalent quants module).

Delivery: 11 ninety minute lectures, 5 sixty minute seminars

Assessment: One 2-hour examination (100%)

Exam Format:Answer THREE questions, at least ONE question from Section A and at least ONE question from Section B. Both sections to contain three questions. All questions carry equal marks.

Summary of Content The module will introduce students to the corporate investment and financing decision as well as the interaction between the investment and financing decision.

Aims This module will develop a critical understanding of the theory and practice of corporate financial management.

Key Words: Investment Decision; Financing Decision.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk
  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services
  • The sources, uses and management of finance
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managing financial risk
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests
  • Economic policy at the macroeconomic level showing an understanding of analytical methods and model-based argument and of different methodological approaches and their strengths and limitations.
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse financial data and use this in standard financial models.
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Numeracy and quantitative skills to manipulate data, evaluate, estimate and model business problems, functions and phenomena
  • Commercial acumen based on an awareness of the key drivers for business success, causes of failure and the importance of providing customer satisfaction and building customer loyalty
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Self-management and a readiness to accept responsibility and flexibility, to be resilient, self-starting and appropriately assertive, to plan, organise and manage time
  • Articulating and effectively explaining information

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