Module Identifier AC10710  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Mr Teerooven Soobaroyen  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   16 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  80%
Semester Assessment One class test20%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours  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

Reading Lists

P Atrill (2003) Financial Management for Non-specialists 3rd edition. FT Prentice Hall
E J McLaney (2000) Business Finance: Theory and Practice 5th edition. FT Prentice Hall
R Pike and B Neale (2003) Corporate Finance and Investment 4th edition. FT Prentice Hall
NB Earlier editions of the aboce will also be satisfactory


This module is at CQFW Level 4