Strategic Financial Management

Module code: MN7025

Module co-ordinator: Dr Sandro Sozzo

Module Outline

This module is designed to consider corporate strategy, strategic investment decisions and the underlying financial management issues relevant to these decisions. Throughout this module key financial inputs to strategic formulation and implementation will be explored. This module will focus on strategies for growth and in particular on capital investment and merger and acquisition activity. The module will deal with practical decision-making issues faced by managers in organization of different types. Furthermore, issues will be dealt with both from a theoretical economics-based viewpoint and from a social perspective, which will recognize the behavioural aspects of organizations and their processes.

At the end of this module students should be able to demonstrate: 

  1. How to measure and manage risk inherent in strategic decisions
  2. An understanding of the theories of strategy
  3. Understand and analyse investment and appraisal techniques
  4. Use descriptive statistics to calculate risk and uncertainty
  5. Understand the Capital Asset Pricing Model both in theory and practice
  6. Use a number of different methods to value a company
  7. An understanding of the alternative strategies for growth


  • 20 one-hour lectures
  • Two one-hour seminars


  • Exam, two hours (100%) 
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