Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 16 x 1 hour lectures
Seminars / Tutorials 4 x 1 hour tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment One Class Test  20%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   EXAMINATION  80%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   EXAMINATION  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Evaluate the purpose of corporate financial management.

Evaluate the sources and costs of corporate financing.

Demonstrate qualitative and quantitative skills in evaluating alternative investments.

Analyse the motives and financing considerations for mergers and acquisitions.

Brief description

The module will analyse some of the key aspects and concerns of corporate financial management, within the three critical areas of financing, investing and restructuring.
The module will consider both theoretical and practical perspectives on these issues. Key underlying themes will be optimal decision making and shareholder value creation.


1) Introduction to corporate financial management
2) Sources finance and working capital management
3) Project appraisal techniques and long run investment decisions
4) Cost of capital and capital structure
5) Mergers and acquisitions
6) Review

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number This will be developed in tutorial work, specifically on aspects of investment appraisal.
Communication Oral communication skills will be developed in the tutorial sessions.
Improving own Learning and Performance The aim is to promote self management within the context of assistance from the module coordinator and tutor. Students will improve their own learning and performance by undertaking directed but independent study and research.
Information Technology Internet sources and other electronic information sources will be vital resources in preparing the essay submission. Students will also be expected to submit their work in word processed format.
Personal Development and Career planning The module provides content which may prove highly valuable for many students in their later careers in management or finance.
Problem solving This will be developed through the need for research and preparation required for tutorial sessions.
Research skills
Subject Specific Skills Collecting and understanding data and literature on the module content. Evaluating alternative perspectives and practices. Demonstrating subject specific research skills. Applying a range of subject specific quantiative techniques Applying a range of subject specific quantitative techniques.
Team work Tutorial sessions will include group discussions where the students are obliged to discuss the core issues as a group.

Reading List

General Text
Atrill, P. Financial Management for Decision Makers Primo search Atrill, P. and McLaney, E. Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists Primo search Brealey, R., Myers, S. and Allen, F. Principles of Corporate Finance Primo search Marney, J.-P. and Tarbert, H. Corporate Finance for Business Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7