FIN2002S Principles of Finance

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module covers the fundamental basics of finance. The module will address issues such as why corporate finance is important and will introduce the theoretical underpinnings of financial concepts. A comprehensive range of issues including the role of corporate governance and agency theory in finance, how the stock and bond markets function, pricing stocks and bonds, and capital budgeting techniques will be introduced.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module:
1. Students will understand the importance and the role of Finance.
2. Students will be able to apply valuation methods to both stocks and bonds.
3. Students will be able to apply the techniques of capital budgeting and identify capital investment projects that maximize shareholder wealth.
4. Students will also be introduced to the concepts of risk and return and the basic principles of portfolio theory.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will attend classes for this module and have the opportunity to engage in active learning during these sessions. There will be in-class discussion and group work to analyse module concepts. Where appropriate, the module will incorporate case based learning. 
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
Assignment: Individual Assignment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Group Project: Group Project Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: End of Trimester examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Name Role
Dr Christina Burke Tutor
Chin Siong Chong Tutor
Ms Michele Connolly Tutor
June Neo Tutor
Rachel Sim Tutor
Chee Shong Tan Tutor
Charlene Tan Puay Koon Tutor
Siti Zarifah Tutor