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Module Title
Corporate Financial Management

Risk Profiling, Cost of Capital, Capital Structure, Firm Value Models, Capital Investments, Dividend Policy, Corporate Bonds, Risk Management

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMay 2002
ApprovedAugust 2013
AmendedSeptember 2013
Version No.5

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Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to SCQF 11 entry requirement or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


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 and 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.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full TimePart Time
Online Activities

Directed Study

Directed Study

Private Study

Private Study

Mode of Delivery

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

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4
Component 2 1,2,3,4,5

Component 2 is an examination

Component 1 is a risk profile coursework.

Indicative Bibliography

1.ARNOLD, G., 2013. Corporate financial management. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson's. <I>ebook</I>
2.BREALEY, R.A., MYERS, S.C. and ALLEN, F., 2014. Principles of corporate finance. 11th ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.
3.DAMODARAN,A., 2011. Applied corporate finance. 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
4.LUMBY, S. and JONES, C., Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice 8th edition ebook
5.PIKE, R. and NEALE, B., 2009. Corporate Finance: Decisions and Strategies 6th ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall. ebook
6.Berk, J.B. and DeMarzo, P.M., 2014. <I>Corporate finance - the core.</I> 3rd ed. Boston: Pearson.

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