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Corporate Finance

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Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N13306

Semester: Spring

Convenor: Beat Reber

Credits & Level: 10 credits; Level 3

Pre-requisites: N12403 (Financial Management).

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Available to all Part II Business School students and Joints/Minor students with the required pre-requisite N12403 Financial Management.

Delivery: 10 1.5-hour lectures; 1 one-hour lecture; 5 one-hour seminars per semester.

Assessment: One 1.5-hour examination (100%)

Exam Format:Paper to contain two sections. Section A - ONE compulsory question, MUST be attempted. Section B - TWO questions ONLY to be attempted from a choice of FOUR questions.

Summary of Content This module will develop students' knowledge of financial decision-making and strategic financial decisions, including takeovers and mergers.

Aims The module provides the conceptual framework and analytic tools necessary to understand corporate financial management and decision making.

Key Words: Valuation, mergers and acquisition, dividend policy, financing decisions, international investment decisions.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The sources, uses and management of finance
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making
  • The use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Numeracy and quantitative skills to manipulate data, evaluate, estimate and model business problems, functions and phenomena
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Ability to work with people from a range of cultures
  • Articulating and effectively explaining information



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