FIN40190 Corporate Finance

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module will assist you to understand the financial consequences of commercial and all other business related decisions. It will help you to interpret financial data in a strategic manner and to understand what lies behind the information. The module will cover the key aspects of strategic corporate finance that will allow for better decision-making based on business intelligence and analysis. You will be equipped to use this information to enhance business performance thus contributing even more effectively to business growth.

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Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module you will:
• Be able to contribute to and develop business cases in financial terms
• Appreciate the key distinction between corporate profitability and cashflow and the consequent implications for long- term value creation
• Understand the linkages between managerial decision making and corporate financial performance (including reference to discounted cashflow analysis and economic profit)
• Identify and decide on the optimal mix of long term financing options, conditional on the risk profile of the company, its stage in the industry life cycle, its degree of operational gearing, and other important factors
• Understand the principles associated with short- term and long- term financial planning and the factors driving the magnitude of funding required to finance company operations.
• Understand the importance of actively managing a firm’s operating cash cycle in a cash constrained environment

Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Class Test: Mid-semester in-class examination on the fundamentals of corporate finance. Week 10 n/a Graded No


Group Project: Applied work in regard to one major aspect of the module Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
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Name Role
Ms Agnieszka Wisniewska Tutor
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: Weeks 7-12 Mon 09:00 - 10:20
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 09:00 - 10:20
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 6 Tues 09:00 - 10:20

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