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MN20026: Principles of 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: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
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 ES20070 OR take MN20502 OR take MN20600
Before taking this module you must take MN10311 OR take MN10669
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This module introduces students to the principal tools of economic analysis used in financial decision making. It introduces students to the key principles of discounted cash flows, theories of asset pricing, valuation of alternative financial instruments, and will provide students with a critical understanding of portfolio diversification and the methods of valuation.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this module students will be able to:
1. understand the theoretical basis of the time value of money and the calculation of present values
2. construct a diversified portfolio
3. critically evaluate the theory of efficient markets
4. value equity and fixed-income financial instruments
5. differentiate between different types of options
6. understand the principles of futures and forward contracts.

Numerical facility with accounting and financial data, and identification/conversion to relevant economic data for decision-making.

Extensions & applications of present value model, optimality of NPV rule; security valuation: equities and bonds; risk, return and cost of capital; portfolio theory and diversification; asset pricing & CAPM; stock market efficiency; options; forwards and futures contracts.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20026 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 2)