This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
Department: Economics and Finance
Corporate Finance (MSc Finance)
||Not available in 2021/22
||N3K109J Finance (commencing in January) (suspended for 21/22)
||N3K209J Finance (Accounting and Finance) (commencing in January) (suspended for 21/22)
- Advanced Financial Theory (ECON412JN)
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To provide a rigorous grounding in the theory and practice of corporate finance at an advanced level, and a thorough synthesis of the most important current research in corporate finance, with an emphasis on the applications of the principles. Both normative and positive aspects of the theory are examined, together with supporting descriptive and empirical evidence.
- Introduction to Valuation;
- Cost of Capital;
- Capital Structure;
- Payout Policy;
- Company Valuation with leverage;
- Valuation of multinational companies.
- have advanced knowledge and critical understanding of essential components of modern corporate finance and associated current research;
- have explored, understood and appreciated the complexity and contradictions of the current relevant academic literature and its implications for professional practice, and be able to identify open questions for their own research.
- have the ability to learn and work independently in corporate finance, exercising critical judgement and discrimination in the resolution of complex problematic situations;
- be able to use highly specialised and advanced technical, professional and academic skills in the analysis of relevant specific problems in corporate finance;
- be able to apply problem solving and analytical skills to issues in corporate finance in a complex specialised context.
- written communication;
- planning, organising and time management;
- problem solving and analysis;
- using initiative;
- computer literacy.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- A combination of lectures, seminars and guided reading will contribute to achieving the aims and learning outcomes of this module. The summative written examination will test students' knowledge and critical understanding of the material covered in the module, their analytical and problem-solving skills.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
||1 per week
|Preparation & Reading
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
|Unseen written examination
Work prepared by students for seminars; answers to questions either discussed during a seminar, or posted on DUO.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University