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MN50180: Fundamentals of corporate finance

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

Skills: 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

Content: Investment Appraisal.
Cost of Capital, Capital Structure, and Firm Value.
Mergers and acquisitions
Corporate governance.

Programme 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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