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Financial management

This course introduces students to the concepts and theories of corporate finance that underlie the techniques which are offered as aids for the understanding, evaluation and resolution of financial managers’ problems.

  • Financial management function and environment
  • Investment appraisals 1
  • Investment appraisals 2
  • Investment appraisals 3
  • Risk and return
  • Portfolio Theory and Capital Assets Pricing Model
  • Practical consideration of the Capital Assets Pricing Model and Alternative Asset Pricing Model
  • Capital market efficiency
  • Sources of finance – Equity
  • Sources of finance – Debt
  • Capital structure 1
  • Capital structure 2
  • Dividend policy
  • Cost of capital and capital investments
  • Valuation of business
  • Mergers
  • Financial planning
  • Working capital management
  • Risk management – concepts and instruments for risk hedging
  • Risk management – applications

If you complete the course successfully, you should be able to:

  • describe how different financial markets function
  • estimate the value of different financial instruments (including stocks and bonds)
  • make capital budgeting decisions under both certainty and uncertainty
  • apply the capital assets pricing model in practical scenarios
  • discuss the capital structure theory and dividend policy of a firm
  • estimate the value of derivatives and advise management how to use derivatives in risk management and capital budgeting
  • describe and assess how companies manage working capital and short-term financing
  • discuss the main motives and implications of mergers and acquisitions
  • integrate subject matter studied on related modules and to demonstrate the multidisciplinary aspect of practical financial management problems
  • use academic theory and research to question established financial theories
  • be more proficient in researching materials on the internet and Online Library
  • be able to use excel for statistical analysis.
  • Brealey, R.A., S.C. Myers and F. Allen Principles of Corporate Finance. McGraw-Hill.

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