ECON3004J Economics of Corporate Finance

Academic Year 2022/2023

In this subject we build on the corporate finance content of 20010 Principles of Finance (or a similar introductory finance course). We cover the theory, practice and evidence on corporate investment and financing decisions: capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, raising finance, dividend policy, agency issues, corporate control and governance.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module students will be expected to be able to: • Explain theory on capital structure, dividend policy and agency issues, and the extent to which it holds in reality. • Apply the techniques associated with capital budgeting, such as calculating an appropriate cost of capital, in a real-world setting. • Critically appraise the extent to which agency issues and corporate governance affect corporate financing and investment decisions. • Describe the various approaches used by firms to raise finance and demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of the various sources of finance.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Material will be delivered via lecture and tutorials. the tutorials will focus on problem solving and group work 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End-of-trimester exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Mid-term exam Unspecified No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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Name Role
Dr Yannick Dupraz Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Lucy Liu Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Johannes Scheuerer Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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