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Module Title LM Finance and Strategy
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 25229
Module Lead Dr Mehmet Oktemgil
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions As an optional module: MSc International Business

The overall goal of this module is to familiarize students with the techniques used in financial and strategic decision making.  It will investigate the key financial choices of a corporation and their impact on the overall strategy of the firm, including financial analysis, capital structure choice, payout policy, value creation, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring. We will also investigate the impact of both financial and strategic environments on company’s overall strategy and financial management. This module will provide an overview of strategic and financial issues in both a domestic and an international setting. Students should be aware that Management Accounting, Finance and Business Strategy operate within an industry and institutional context.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • critically evaluate a business and corporate strategy from a financial perspective;
  • explain and evaluate the financial consequences of strategic decisions;
  • identify and critically evaluate appropriate sources of finance and their associated risks and costs;
  • analyse and critically evaluate financial information relating to past and future performance;
  • distinguish between various methods of financing mergers, acquisitions and growth strategies in order to apply the concept of shareholder value creation.
Assessment 25229-01 : Individual Report : Coursework (80%)
25229-02 : Group Presentation : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Individual Report, 2,500 words (80%);br> Group Presentation (20%)

Reassessment: Individual Report of 2,500 words
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