BM7105: Financial Tools for Business

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BM7105: Financial Tools for Business

Module Title Financial Tools for Business
Module Code BM7105
Module Tutor Srinivas Tellapragada
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module is designed to equip students with the financial tools which can be used when pursuing business success. It will also provide an understanding of finance and how financial processes can be structured to enable innovation and enterprising approaches in business.

Indicative Syllabus

         Sources of long term finance and the organisation’s relationship with financial markets.

         Sources of short term finance and the working capital cycle of the business
Shareholder and stakeholder value analysis.

         Tools for the analysis and interpretation of financial and other value statements

         Tools for appraising investment decisions

         Contemporary management accounting tools

         Structuring finance to promote enterprise and innovation

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:-


1.    Evaluate a range of long term sources of finance and critically appraise their effect on the capital structure of the business.

2.    Evaluate the need for short term finance in managing the working capital cycle of the business.

3.    Understand the concepts and measurement of shareholder wealth.

4.    Interpret and analyse the financial position of a business using ratio analysis techniques.

5.    Analyse, reflect and respond to financial and non-financial data (PLO8)

6.    Critically appraise long term investment decisions using investment appraisal techniques.

7.     Evaluate the usefulness of contemporary approaches to management accounting in the modern business.

Learning and Teaching Activities

Scheduled learning and teaching activities:  30 hours:  Include lectures, seminars, discussion, practical classes


Guided independent study: 120 hours: Self directed study

Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3000 words
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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