ACC40700 Strategic Corporate Finance

Academic Year 2020/2021

Financial managers need to decide what investments their organisations should make, and how their organisations should fund those investments. This course explores the answers to these two questions by studying the formulation of corporate financial strategy in terms of investment decisions and financing decisions.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module participants should be able to:

• Discuss potential financial objectives of organisations, and necessary protections for the providers of capital;

• Evaluate the financing requirements of an organisation, and the optimal strategies for meeting those requirements via debt, equity and other sources of capital;

• Evaluate investment opportunities, including mergers and acquisition.

Indicative Module Content:

Financial managers need to decide what investments their organisations should make, and how their organisations should pay for those investments. This course explores the answers to these two questions by studying the formulation of corporate financial strategy, financing decisions, and investment decisions and project control.

Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Small Group

1

Specified Learning Activities

60

Autonomous Student Learning

74

Total

159

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
Group Project: Preparation of an equity analyst report on a chosen listed company Week 12 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

30

Continuous Assessment: Class participation and preparation, including completion of assigned exercises. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

20

Examination: End of term online examination within Brightspace 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

50


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Each Group will receive an email with written feedback on their group project. Answers to weekly class exercises will generally be required to be entered online into Brightspace Quizzes before class. Automated feedback/solutions will then be provided online after class.

Essential Text:

Title: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
Author(s): Brealey, Myers & Marcus
Edition: 10th
ISBN: 9781260566093
Name Role
Jack Massey Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Autumn
       
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1 Thurs 15:30 - 16:50 Blended
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: Weeks 2-12 Thurs 15:30 - 16:50 Blended
Autumn
       

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