Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 16 Hours.
Seminars / Tutorials 5 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment One class test  20%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  80%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

* Apply the concept of the time value of money;

* Apply relevant investment appraisal techniques;

* Analyse the role of stock and bond markets as sources of long-term finance for companies;

* Analyse the role of mergers and acquisitions in corporate restructuring.


This module introduces the fundamental concepts and techniques of financial management. This serves as a prerequisite to all further financial studies and applications.

Brief description

This module will provide an introduction to the theories, concepts and techniques pertaining to the finance and financial management disciplines.


  • Role of finance and financial management
  • Time value of money concepts
  • Cost of capital
  • Bond and share valuation
  • Investment appraisal
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance

Transferable skills

This module also aims to assist students to develop their personal transferable skills by encouraging them to

  • Identify and distil key issues covered by lectures and tutorials
  • Develop basic information accessing and researching skills
  • Analyse data and apply relevant financial models

Reading List

Recommended Text
Atrill, Peter. (2003.) Financial management for non-specialists /Peter Atrill. 3rd ed. Financial Times Prentice Hall Primo search McLaney, E. J. (2000.) Business finance :theory and practice /E.J. McLaney. 5th ed. Financial Times Prentice Hall Primo search Pike, R and Neal, B (2003) Corporate Finance and Investment Earlier editions of the above will also be satisfactory 4th Edition FT Prentice Hall Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 4