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Module Title
Corporate Financial Management
Reference BSM653 Version 3
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved September 2014 SCQF Points 10
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 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 and to evaluate firm's capital structure.
3 Understand the factors behind firm's value.
4 Critically evaluate capital investment decisions.
5 Evaluate firm's dividend policy.

Indicative Module Content
Undertaking a comprehensive risk profile of a selected corporate firm, Understanding the use of Asset Pricing Models in the determination of firm's cost of equity, Estimation of firm's weighted average cost of capital, Shareholder value analysis, Analysis of tools and techniques used in capital investment appraisal, Analysis of firm's payout policicy.

Module Delivery
This module is delivered through - a series of interactive teaching sessions for full time/part time students - VLE materials for distance learning

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 44 44
Non-Contact Hours 56 56
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 100 100
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

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: Detailed coursework

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 in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 ARNOLD, G., 2013. Corporate financial management. 5th ed. Harlow: FT/Prentice Hall. ebook
2 BREALEY, R.A., MYERS, S.C. and ALLEN, F., 2014. Principles of corporate finance. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
3 DAMODARAN, A., 2011. Applied corporate finance. 3rd ed. Hoboken:John Wiley & Sons.
4 LUMBY, S. and JONES, C., 2011. Corporate finance: theory and practice. 6th ed. Andover: South-Western Cengage Learning. ebook
5 PIKE, R. and NEALE, B., 2012. Corporate finance: decisions and strategies. 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson. ebook
6 VERNIMMEN, P. et al., 2009. Corporate finance: theory and practice. 2nd ed. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ebook
7 Journals: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting Journal of Finance

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