BM6107: Corporate Financial Management

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BM6107: Corporate Financial Management

Module Title Corporate Financial Management
Module Code BM6107
Module Tutor Mouhamed Thiam
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module is designed for those who wish to develop their study of financial management as part of a general management degree. It aims to provide students with a strategic understanding and appreciation of financial markets, the sources of finance and the cost of capital, capital investment appraisal, risk and valuation of shares and companies. The module aims to facilitate the acquisition by students of a balance of skills and knowledge including skills in applying quantitative techniques; the ability to interpret and explain the results of these calculations; the ability to critically evaluate the techniques and the capacity to relate these to the external contexts in which companies operate.

Indicative Syllabus

Financial markets;

Risk and project appraisal;

Portfolio theory and the capital asset pricing model;

Sources of capital;

Cost of capital;

Value based management;

Valuation of shares and companies;

Capital structure;

Dividend policy.

Learning Outcomes A student passing this module should be able to: Understand a range of issues associated with corporate financial management (PLO1) Appreciate the complexity, change and other challenges arising from the business environment in the context of corporate finance (PLO2) Appreciate the pervasiveness and contemporary issues in corporate financial management (PLO3) Posses the ability to think logically, critically and reflectively (PLO4) Work independently and effectively in a professional manner (PLO5) Communicate effectively in writing. (PLO6)
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1,500 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1,500 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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