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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LI Managerial Finance
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 08202
Module Lead Dr Jairaj Gupta
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions none
Contact Hours Guided independent study-68 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Lecture-22 hours
Total: 100 hours

This module will deal with a number of important topics in the area of corporate finance. Attention will be given to Investment, Financing and Dividend Decisions. Most of the topics will be covered in at an introductory/intermediate level. Some mathematical content is unavoidable but the emphasis is placed on understanding how the technical methods introduced can be applied to practical decision making and management. In turn, this requires an examination of the fundamental basis and assumptions of the techniques and an awareness of the resulting limitations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • evaluate investment decisions using discounted cash flow techniques under the assumptions of certainty;
  • identify and apply traditional and portfolio approaches to incorporate risk in investment decisions;
  • calculate and apply appropriate costs of capital for equity financed and geared companies including leased projects;
  • analyse the impact of dividend and gearing policy on investment decisions;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the models and the underlying assumptions and their implications for financial decision making;
  • apply traditional and portfolio approaches to incorporate risk in investment decision.
Assessment 08202-01 : class test : Class Test (20%)
08202-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (80%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 2 hr written examination (100%) Reassessment: 2 hour examination (100%)
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 30457
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