Corporate Finance

Module code: MN7532

Module co-ordinator: Dr Panayiotis Savvas

Module Outline

Corporate finance involves the study of the financial resources necessary for businesses to survive and prosper. As such, it is relevant to senior management who select the form and amount of funding appropriate to meet the strategic objectives of the company. Corporate finance is also relevant to investors and analysts in assessing the potential risks and rewards associated with provision of that funding. This module aims to introduce the debates of whether financing and dividend decisions affect firms’ market values. Different financing and distribution methods and their potential impacts will be discussed and the concepts and techniques of Equity Investment Management will also be introduced.

Topics

  • Dividend and capital structures, including assessing corporate data. 
  • How financing, investment and distribution decisions may affect firms’ value. 
  • Methods to finance investment projects considering the investment aims.
  • Conducting fundamental investment analysis. 

Learning

113 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

Two-hour exam (100%)