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MN50324: 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: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Project (CW 80%)
  • Online discussion (CW 10%)
  • Online quizzes (CW 10%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: In taking this module you cannot take MN50557
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.

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

Content: Information asymmetry and agency theory; Capital structure and the cost of capital; Dividend policy; Mergers and Acquisition; Corporate Re-structuring.

Programme availability:

MN50324 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management


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