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MN50324: Corporate finance

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%*
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework* (CW 100%)

*Assessment updated due to Covid-19 disruptions
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: In taking this module you cannot take MN50557
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit aims to provide the students with the theoretical foundations necessary for understanding and analysing corporate policy.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit students will be expected to be able to:
Understand the importance of information asymmetry and agency costs as determinants of corporate management actions regarding the capital structure of a firm and its dividend policy.
Appreciate the problems that arise in asset evaluation in cases of mergers and acquisition.

Numeracy (T/A)
Analytical ability (F/A)
Writing skills (A)
Time management (F/A)

Information asymmetry and agency theory; Capital structure and the cost of capital; Dividend policy; Mergers and Acquisition; Corporate Re-structuring.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50324 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management