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Module Title LM Managerial Finance
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Finance
Module Code 07 39587
Module Lead Jing-Ming (Thomas) Kuo
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-22 hours
Seminar-11 hours
Guided independent study-67 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module provides an understanding of decision making of corporate policies and how organisations are financed and valued. In doing so, it offers students a foundation on the role, techniques, limits and context surrounding financial decision-making and analysis. 
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of, and ability to apply the tools and methodologies of contemporary finance theories. This module also aims to provide students with the ability to interpret and analyse the information contained in the financial statement and reports of a corporation.
The module provides students the opportunities to explore the financial decision-making processes of organisations. In so doing the module will look at the role of financial managers, the scope / remit and implications of their decision-making for both profitability and sustainability, and how it affects shareholders, stakeholders and society. Financial decisions are complex, and so the module will explore methods for evaluating and presenting choices in an accessible manner. 
The module takes a practical perspective; it is theoretically robust but rooted in application. 
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Critically apply different approaches to financial analysis, financial valuation, and investment decision-making. 
  • Critically appraise the external and internal influences on an organisation's approach to capital structure, returns and risk management. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the financial manager and application of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in contemporary organisations. 
  • Work collaboratively and/or in partnership with a variety of stakeholders to influence key decision makers as appropriate and meet sustainable development objectives
Assessment 39587-01 : Group Assignment : Group Assessment - Coursework (50%)
39587-02 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:

Coursework - Group Assignment 2500 words (50%) 
Coursework - Individual Assignment 1,000 words (50%)


Reassessment by failed component 
Group work reassessed by an individual Assignment 800 words (50%) 
Coursework - Individual Assignment 1,000 words (50%)
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