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Module Title LI Managerial Finance
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Finance
Module Code 08 32120
Module Lead Anandadeep Mandal
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-22 hours
Seminar-22 hours
Guided independent study-156 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description Corporate Finance is at the core of any comprehensive business education as its covers a range of important topics that are considered critical to managerial decision making. It is truly the big picture module, which draws on accounting, statistics, economics and several management disciplines to develop the first principle that should govern decision making within any size or form of business entity. Particular attention will be given to Investment, Financing and Profit Distribution decisions. However, in light of recent financial fiascos the teaching will come with required warnings, flagging the tension between “theory” and “practice”, ethical/societal issues in financial decision making, potential pitfalls etc.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of essential principles of corporate finance
  • Demonstrate problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills by applying theory and appropriate analytical tools to complex financial problems
  • Demonstrate skills in working with modern valuation tools and how to apply them in valuation of firms and projects
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of financial risk measurement and management at firm and market level
  • Demonstrate understanding of how/when financial theories depart from reality, their potential pitfalls and misuse
Assessment 32120-01 : Group Assignment : Group Assessment - Coursework (50%)
32120-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
2 hour class test (50%);
2 hour examination

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