ECO-30038 - Corporate Finance
Coordinator: Xinyu Yu Tel: +44 1782 7 33106
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

ECO-20044


Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

The aim of this module is to introduce the necessary theoretical and practical background in finance that is used to assess financial decisions within corporations.
The module will explain what defines a corporation and how they are financed. It covers investment decisions and techniques for capital budgeting and examines risk management techniques and their applications. The impact of taxation of corporations and dividend payout policies are also examined.

Aims
The aim of this module is to provide students with a sound economic understanding of how to assess financial decisions within corporations.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Explain and evaluate the net present value rule for investment decisions of a corporation will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
Explain and critically assess how firms manage risks will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
Explain and evaluate the payment of dividends and repurchasing of stock by firms will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
Compare and critically assess the rationale for leasing and buying will be achieved by assessments: 1,2

Study hours

24 hours lectures,
5 hours tutorials,
25 hours class preparation,
96 hours independent study.


School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 30%
Applied corporate finance problem involving theory and application
Applied assignment

2: Unseen Exam weighted 70%
2 hour unseen exam
Final exam covering the syllabus of the whole module.