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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5004M Corporate Finance

15 creditsClass Size: 450

Module manager: Costas Lambrinoudakis

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective


This module aims to provide a critical understanding of the key theoretical principles for effective financial decision making in a corporate enterprise and develop a practical understanding of the use of financial theory in business and financial markets. The module attempts to relate theory to current corporate business practice and requires students to be able to confidently use, interpret and manipulate financial formulas and numerical data. It provides a basis for further study of more specialist modules in finance.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to critically asses:
- key theoretical principles of corporate finance in relation to risk, investment appraisal and corporate financing decisions
- the application of corporate financial theory to business decision making

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- extract relevant information from scenarios and data in order to identify problems and define solutions
- demonstrate advanced numerical and quantitative skills

Subject Specific
- apply the theoretical knowledge to solve problems encountered by corporate financial managers
- interrogate financial and other numerical data by applying numerical and statistical techniques and financial theories


Indicative content:
- Corporate Financial Objectives and Agency Theory
- Time value of money and Valuation
- Capital Investment Decisions
- Risk, Return and the Capital Asset Pricing Model
- The Cost of Capital
- The Capital Structure Decision
- The Payout Policy Decision
- The Efficient Market Hypothesis

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours123.00
Total Contact hours27.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

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

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students receive feedback through: (i) a number of MCQ tests on Minerva during the module and (ii) worksheets provided as the basis for discussion in seminars with feedback provided during the seminar and outline answers provided after the seminars.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hours examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:21


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