Corporate Finance

Module code: EC7061

Businesses and organisations need to have the ability to grow to achieve their financial goals. To grow, they will often need to raise money or capital through corporate financing, and you'll examine this field during this module.

You’ll explore financial markets and instruments, including their roles and efficiencies. You’ll explore key theories of capital structure, capital budgeting, and corporate dividend policy. Plus, you’ll investigate the difficulties which occur within corporate governance and their implications for capital structure, dividend policy, and capital budgeting. 

Topics covered

  • Corporate governance
  • Asymmetric information and financial contracts
  • Capital budgeting under risk
  • Market efficiency 
  • Asset pricing
  • Capital structure
  • Dividend policy 

Learning

  • 18 hours of lectures
  • 5 hours of seminars
  • 127 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Coursework (10%)
  • Exam, 1 ½ hours (90%)