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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LM Finance for Managers (MBA)
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Finance
Module Code 07 02890
Module Lead Jane Binner
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions Available to MBA students only

This module is a first course in financial management for MBA students with modest exposure to the subject. The module aims to provide an understanding and working knowledge of the theories and techniques of finance to enable the student to participate in strategic management exercises requiring financial knowledge. In addition the module will provide the background necessary to undertake some of the specialised finance courses available as options in the Spring/Summer Terms. The module will cover topics related to the nature of financial management, investment appraisal with and without capital rationing, use of sensitivity analysis in project selection, financing of companies including valuation of bonds and equities, relevance of cost of capital in selecting a capital structure, and dividend policy decisions.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of finance;
  • implement complex project appraisal techniques for investment decisions;
  • critically analyse the importance of financial theories in understanding why corporations prefer to use equity or debt capital and how these decisions affect the value of the firm;
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the strategic importance of capital structure and dividend decisions.
Assessment 02890-09 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (50%)
02890-10 : Group Assignment : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 2000 words group assigment (50%); 1250 Word Individual Assigment (50%). Reassessment: 1500 Word Individual Written Assignment (100%)
Other None
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