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Course Overview

Students will gain an understanding of what financial information is and how they can be used to form financing decisions. They will develop their technical knowledge and skills to enable them to record business transactions and prepare financial statements and they will be introduced to financial statement analysis and the calculation of key metrics. The course will also focus on explaining why companies behave the way they do with respect to financing choices and how this interacts with financial markets, with particular reference to the energy industries.  The course covers Investment Appraisal Techniques Employed in Petroleum Industry, Risk Analysis, Portfolio Theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Full Year Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Dr Nikolaos Vlassis

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The aim of this course is to equip students with good analytical skills in order to understand the implications of corporate financing decisions and to enable students to understand the theoretical underpinnings of corporate finance theory.

To do so this course will help students to develop their:

  • knowledge of theoretical concepts of accounting
  • knowledge in the practice of accounting.
  • knowledge and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of corporate finance theory.
  • practical skills that equip students with the ability to think rigorously, quickly and logically through a corporate financing problem.
  • intellectual skills by understanding why companies behave the way they do with respect to financing choices and how this interacts with financial markets.
  • communication, problem-solving and time management skills through the study of the theory and practice of corporate finance.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

Self assessment workbook



Course Learning Outcomes


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