Surrey University Stag


Module code: MAN3080

Module Overview

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.

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

SOPP Rachel (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: 120

Seminar Hours: 20

Captured Content: 10

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

MAN2106 (Corporate Finance) is a pre-requisite for this module

Module content

  • Financial planning Capital Market Efficiency (EMH) and Investor Behaviour

  • Sources of long term finance - including money markets, leasing and Islamic Finance 

  • Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Share repurchases

  • Financial distress and corporate insolvency procedures

  • Introduction to financial risk management and derivatives

  • International Corporate Finance.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination 2HR EXAM 70

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable

Assessment Strategy

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.

Module aims

  • Provide a deep understanding of modelling and other evaluation techniques and issues that inform a company's decisions on financing and pay-out policy
  • Provide a practical understanding of approaches used to manage financial distress and financial risk , including the use of derivatives

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Critically appraise the validity and limitations of the efficient market hypothesis and its practical implications for investors and corporate financial managers KCP
002 Apply financial planning modelling techniques and recommend appropriate financing and dividend policies including in an international context KCPT
003 Evaluate and analyse different forms of debt finance and ways of returning cash to shareholders KCPT
004 Evaluate the impact of financial distress and understand and apply procedures required for corporate insolvency KCPT
005 Evaluate financial derivatives and their use in financial risk management KCPT

Attributes Developed

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.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.