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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Corporate Financial Management
Reference BSM007 Version 8
Created January 2019 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved July 2019 SCQF Points 15
Amended July 2019 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide students with both the theoretical underpinning and the analytical skills required to effectively evaluate corporate financial management decisions.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Undertake a comprehensive risk profile of a company.
2 Estimate firm's weighted average cost of capital to evaluate its capital structure.
3 Understand the main drivers behind firm value.
4 Critically evaluate firm's capital investment decisions.
5 Critically assess the theoretical and practical aspects of firm's dividend policy.

Indicative Module Content
Firm's risk profiling; estimation of firm's weighted average cost of capital; optimal capital structure; firm value models; shareholder value analysis; firm's payout policy; the theory and practice of capital investments; corporate bonds; risk management; corporate restructuring; sustainable growth frameworks.

Module Delivery
This module is delivered through a mix of interactive teaching sessions including lectures, tutorials, case studies and group work.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Individual coursework involving critical evaluation and analysis of corporate financial management issues and decisions.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 ARNOLD, G., 2013. Corporate financial management. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson. ebook
2 BERK, J.B. and DeMARZO, P.M., 2014. Corporate finance - the core. 3rd ed. Boston: Pearson
3 BREALEY, R.A., MYERS, S.C. and ALLEN, F., 2017. Principles of corporate finance. 12th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education
4 DAMODARAN, A., 2011. Applied corporate finance. 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.


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