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Module Title LI Strategy and Finance
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 24867
Module Lead Dr Mehmet Oktemgil
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None

This module seeks to highlight the differences and interactions between strategic management and financial management decisions. The module commences with an overview of the main components of strategic management vs. financial management process by comparing strategic analysis and financial analysis, and various strategic and financial management models. There will be a coherent analytical underpinning to the module which encourages analytical thinking in assessment of strategic options, choices and business performance by both strategic and financial analysis.

Key components of the module will also include: the analysis of the external and internal financial environment, comparison between strategic and financial objectives, strategic cost management and accounting for competitive advantage, strategic investment decisions, shareholder value and strategy, and strategic issues in implementing strategic and financial management. In addition, the students will learn how modern theoretical developments in strategy and finance are applied in real-world situations, by analysing mini case studies in each session.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the interactions between financial and strategic decisions;
  • utilise various tools to evaluate business and corporate strategy from a financial and strategic perspective;
  • explain and evaluate the financial consequences of strategic decisions;
  • analyse the differences between the various methods of financing mergers and acquisitions and growth strategies,
  • critically analyse potential investment decisions and strategies.
Assessment 24867-01 : Assignment : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 100% by 2500 word individual assignment (excluding appendix +references ) based upon a class based case study analysis

Reassessment: 100% by 2500 word individual assignment ( (excluding appendix +references ) based upon a class based case study analysis
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 30456
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