FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - 2020/1
Module code: MAN3080
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Regardless of your role in a company, a good understanding of how corporate financial decisions impact on the value of the company is very essential. The Financial Management module focuses on the impact of financial choices on the value of the company and addresses some special topics in corporate finance. These include leasing, and an introduction to derivatives and their applications in corporate finance and financial risk management.
Surrey Business School
WANG Shuhui (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: N340
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
MAN2106 (Corporate Finance) is a pre-requisite for this module
- Capital Market Efficiency (EMH) and Investor Behaviour
- Sources of long term finance - equity finance, debt finance & leasing and their application in the Islamic Finance context
- Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Share repurchases
- Sources of short term finance – The operating cycle & the cash cycle, financing policies for current assets
- Financial Leverage and Capital Structure Decisions
- Options and Corporate Finance concepts and application
- Financial risk management with derivatives
- International Corporate Finance.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||50 MINUTE CLASS TEST||30|
|Examination||2 HOUR EXAM (CLOSED BOOK)||70|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of both the theoretical concepts and their practical application. Thus, the mid-term test is based mostly on the theoretical concepts and some application of them in practical situation while the final exam assesses both theoretical and practical understanding of topics covered by requiring students to answer for each question a section based on theory and one section on the application of theory to a practical example.
- The summative assessment for this module consists of:
A 50 minutes class-test (30%) during week 5 of teaching
A two hour closed-book final exam (70%) during the examination period
Formative feedback will be given on a continues manner during the course of the module.
Formative and summative feedback for the mid-term test will be given in the week following the test. This will enable the students to assesses their learning at that stage and to further prepare for their final exam.
- The module aims to develop a deep understanding of the ideas necessary to analyse the firm's financing decisions with regards to capital structure and payout policy. The module also introduces financial options and its applications corporate finance and risk management.
|1||Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and understanding of the validity and limitations of the efficient market hypothesis and its practical implications for investors and corporate financial managers||KC|
|2||Analyse different types of sources of finance and their practical implications in the decision making process.||KCPT|
|3||Evaluate and analyse the different methods of returning cash to shareholders.||KCPT|
|4||Evaluate and analyse corporate capital structure decisions and their impact on shareholder value with reference to trade-off theories, information asymmetry, and agency theory||KCP|
|5||Have an understanding of financial derivatives and their applications to corporate finance and financial risk management||KCP|
|6||Develop an understanding of the impact of exchanges rates on investing or doing business abroad||KCP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to give students the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the relevant theory and business practices and problems pertinent to the topics covered in the module.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- A 2-hour lecture will be held each week for 11 weeks and this time will be used to introduce the lecture material as well as some class discussions.
- A one hour tutorial will be held each week for 11 weeks for detailed class discussions on exercises and case studies.
- Lecture material will be supported by directed reading in selected textbooks and relevant journal articles.
- Utilizing SurreyLearn as the main pool of resources including lecture handouts, tutorial problems, mock exercises, and discussions.
- In addition, the lecturer will be available for individual queries during weekly office hours.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
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