FIN30170 Corporate Financial Management

Academic Year 2024/2025

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


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active/task-based learning; peer and group work; lectures; critical writing; reflective learning; enquiry & problem-based learning; case-based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students must have taken and passed FIN20010 Principles of Finance (or a similar introductory finance course).

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
FIN30250 - Corporate Finance

Aspects of Financial Theory (FIN30020)

Assessment Strategy  
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Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
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