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FI3004: FINANCE 3: CORPORATE FINANCE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 24 Jul 2017 12:39


Course Overview

This course introduces students to a number of areas of corporate finance including examining capital structure theory, project valuation models, the financing decisions of the firm, and corporate restructuring (including reorganisations and mergers and acquisitions). The main aim of the course is to equip students with good analytical skills in order to understand the implications of corporate financing decisions by understanding why companies behave the way they do with respect to financing choices and how this interacts with the real world financial markets, and to enable students to understand the theoretical underpinnings of corporate finance theory.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Laura McCann

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Corporate Finance covers the following topics:

  • Portfolio theory
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model and cost of capital
  • Project valuation methods
  • Capital structure (Modigliani-Miller Irrelevance Theory)
  • Introduction to options (financial options, real options)
  • Bond markets
  • Financing decisions and market efficiency
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Risk Management

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Finance Joint
  • MA Accountancy-Finance
  • MA Finance

Contact Teaching Time

30 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • One 2-hour examination (70%)
  • One in-course assessment with open and multiple choice questions (20%)
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon Certificate (10%)
Resit
  • One 2-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

This will take place via tutorial discussions.

Feedback

General feedback is given to the students in the oral form during each tutorial class through topic discussions and problem solving.

Feedback on the in-class assessment is given to the student in the oral form during one tutorial class. The solutions are as well provided at MyAberdeen.

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