FIN42090 Corporate Finance (Mod)

Academic Year 2022/2023

In this module, students will develop an understanding of the role of the financial manager within a company in terms of appraising investments, quantifying the risk/return relationship, identifying, evaluating and selecting the appropriate sources of finance to fund investment projects. Furthermore, the module will seek to develop student's understanding of decision making in mergers and
acquisitions, optimal capital structure and dividend policy.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should: -
1. Understand why shareholder wealth maximisation is considered to be the primary objective of a business.
2. Achieve a good practical understanding of the 3 principal fi nancial decisions that flow from shareholder wealth maximisation, namely
i) the fi nancing decision,
ii) the investment decision, and,
iii) the dividend decision.
3. Appreciate the theoretical principles associated with the 3 principal financial decisions.
4. Develop an understanding of functional fi nancial decisions, such as mergers and asset valuation.

Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student 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
Project: Individual Project Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Short in-class MCQ assessment 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28 Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19 Fri 08:30 - 13:00
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28 Sat 08:00 - 18:00

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