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School of Management, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

MN50319: Theory of financial decision making

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 20%, EX 80%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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Click here for further information Description: Aims:
This unit is designed to provide students with fundamentals of financial decision-making theory and corporate policy.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit students will be expected to:
(a) calculate and assess appropriate investment appraisal criteria in a multi-period framework.
(b) understand theories of investors' behaviour under uncertainty.
(c) use and critically evaluate various techniques of asset pricing.

1. Numeracy (T/A).
2. Problem-solving (F/A)
3. Critical Thinking (F/A)
4. Time management (F/A).
5. Writing skills (A).
6. Use of IT (F).

Consumption and Investment Decision-making, Theory of Choice under Uncertainty; Real Options; Investment Appraisal; Mean-Variance Theory; Capital Market Equilibrium; Cost of Capital; Basics of Derivatives and Hedging.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

MN50319 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

School of Management

MN50319 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
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