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LUBS2206 Corporate Financial Management

20 creditsClass Size: 180

Module manager: Efthymia Symitsi
Email: E.Symitsi@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS1036 Introduction to Finance
OR
MATH1510 Financial Mathematics 1

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2035Finance for Small Business
LUBS2205Corporate Finance

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Corporate Financial Management is an intermediate level module and is intended to provide a critical appreciation of the fundamental theories and concepts in corporate finance as a pre-requisite for further study of the more specialist aspects of finance and the financial markets covered in the advanced finance modules in level 3. The module relates theory to current corporate business practice and requires you to be able to confidently use, interpret and manipulate financial formulas and numerical data.

Objectives

Corporate Financial Management is an intermediate level module and is intended to provide a critical appreciation of the use of financial theory in corporate financial management and decision making. It provides a basis for further study of the more specialist aspects of finance in level 3.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the module students will be able to:
- Critically appraise the key theoretical concepts in relation to risk, investment appraisal and corporate financing decisions;
- Apply corporate financial theory to corporate financial management and decision making;
- Discuss relevant contemporary theories and the supporting empirical research evidence in corporate finance; and
- Outline some of the mainstream and alternative technical languages in corporate finance.

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of the module students will be able to:
- Competently apply current theory and appropriate analytical tools to solve more advanced financial problems
- Extract relevant information from structured and unstructured scenarios and data and apply this to the solution of more advanced financial problems
- Apply core mathematical and statistical skills to address a range of financial problems


Syllabus

Indicative content
The syllabus provides coverage of some of the fundamental current concepts and theories underpinning current corporate finance and indicative content includes: corporate governance, corporate capital structure and the practicalities of debt and equity financing, advantages and limits on the use of corporate debt, financial distress, risk and capital budgeting, more advanced aspects of the Capital Asset Pricing Model, the Efficient Market Hypothesis, behavioural finance, mergers and acquisitions, and an introduction to international corporate finance.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture201.5030.00
Practical21.503.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Independent online learning hours10.00
Private study hours147.00
Total Contact hours43.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 15:19:59

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