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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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Laura Mccann

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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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

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 10 - 11, 15 - 16

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Bloomberg (10%)

MCQ/Short Answer Test (20%)

Alternative assessement which will take the form of 3 qualitative/quantitative questions from 5 (70%)

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

Resit: Alternative assessment which will take the form of 3 qualitative/quantitative questions from 5 (100%)


Please note, that this year the assessments will be timed assessments for accreditation purposes.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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