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Module Title LC Introduction to Finance B
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 29412
Module Lead Eilnaz Pour
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions International students only
Description This module introduces core concepts in finance. It is designed to give students sufficient discipline based knowledge to undertake more advanced finance modules. As such topics covered will include:

Time value of money; Financial market instruments and their functions; Discounted cash flow approaches to decision making; Evaluation of different sources of finance; Cost of capital and elementary financial management; Impact of dividend and capital structure policies.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Identify and apply the principles underlying the time value of money;
  • Explain the goals of financial management, how financial markets work and the main financial instruments found in them
  • Evaluate investment decisions using discounted cash flow methods including incorporating traditional approaches to risk
  • Show the different ways in which a company can raise capital and its valuation
  • Explain how dividend and capital structure policies may affect a firm’s value
Assessment 29412-01 : Intro to Finance B Class Test : Class Test (25%)
29412-02 : Intro to Finance B Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
2 hour internal test 75%;
45 min internal test 25%
Reassessment: 2 hour examination (100%)
Other None
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