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MN50180: Fundamentals of corporate finance

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
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: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The aim is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles in corporate finance.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing the unit, the student should be able to:
* Perform calculations relating to corporate financing decisions;
* Demonstrate an understanding of the results of these calculations;
* Discuss the issues involved in corporate finance decisions and corporate governance.

Intellectual skills
* The ability to perform advanced investment appraisal and capital structure techniques. TFA
* The ability to assess mergers and acquisitions. TFA
* The ability to value the firm. TFA
Professional/practical skills.
* The ability to present corporate finance decisions to management. FA
Transferable/key skills
* The ability to apply financial techniques to management decisions. FA
* The ability to communicate information regarding complex financial decisions to users of such information. FA

Investment Appraisal.
Cost of Capital, Capital Structure, and Firm Value.
Mergers and acquisitions
Corporate governance.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50180 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management

MN50180 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management


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