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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LI Corporate Financial Management
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 12401
Module Lead Dr Nick Carline
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions BSc Accounting and Finance, BSc Money, Banking and Finance,
Contact Hours Lecture-22 hours
Seminar-5 hours
Guided independent study-73 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description The module aims to cover some of the more advanced building-blocks of finance that are of primary concern to corporate managers, and some of the more advanced considerations needed to make financial decisions both inside and outside the firm. At its core, the module will extensively consider the fundamental relationship between risk and return, and concept of an efficient market. It will then introduce the theory and practice of financing and dividend decisions. Although the module will inevitably contain material of a technical and theoretical nature, it is designed for a cohort of aspiring general managers, as well as accounting and finance specialists.
Learning Outcomes

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

  • apply the quantitative techniques, and explain the principles, underlying portfolio selection and diversification;
  • use and explain the capital-asset-pricing-model and other factor models;
  • explain the principles underlying asset valuation and market efficiency;
  • discuss the theories and practice of capital structure, and apply the valuation techniques to the levered firm; and discuss the theories and practice of dividend policy.
Assessment 12401-02 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 2 hour written unseen examination (100%)
Reassessment: 2 written unseen examination 100%)
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