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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Energy Finance
Reference BSM671 Version 2
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved August 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended May 2017 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 in UK energy companies.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Prepare and critically analyse a financial risk profile of a UK energy company.
2 Critically analyse the capital investment decisions of a UK energy company.
3 Crtitically analyse the capital funding decisions of a UK energy company.
4 Critically analyse the corporate valuation of a UK energy company, including its financial risk exposures.

Indicative Module Content
Financial Statements and Risk Profiling; Capital Investment Appraisal; Capital Funding Structure; Equity, Debt, Project Finance and Venture Capital Sources of Funding; Working Capital Funding and Cash Flow; Financial Risk Exposures; Corporate Valuation, Financial Decisions in Energy Companies.

Module Delivery
Full-time Mode This module is delivered through by lectures, interactive group work, tutorials and self study. Distance Learning Mode The module is delivered in distance learning mode by interactive discussion activities and self-directed learning from web-based learning materials, with online support.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 72 72
Non-Contact Hours 78 78
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 [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: Written coursework.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 3, 4
Description: Written coursework.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The Module is assessed by two components: C1 - Coursework - 50% weighting. C2 - Coursework - 50% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A At least 70% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
B At least 60% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
C At least 50% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
D At least 40% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
E At least 35% on weighted aggregate
F Less than 35% on weighted aggregate
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to course entry requirement or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 ARNOLD, G.,2008. Corporate financial management. 4th ed. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall.
2 BREALEY,R.A., MYERS, S.C. and ALLEN, F., 2011. Principles of corporate finance. 10th ed. New York: McGrawHill Irwin.
3 Financial Statements of UK Energy Companies.
4 Financial Times Companies and Markets Daily Supplement.

 

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