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ACC2008 : Introduction to Corporate Finance

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide an analytical framework for the knowledge of the firm's major financing decisions by considering the theoretical models that explain these decisions.

Outline Of Syllabus

1- Scope and nature of corporate finance
2- Valuation of debt and equity
3- Security and portfolio analysis
4- Capital market efficiency
5- Asset pricing models and their applications

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture72:0014:007 Present-In-Person 2 hour lectures. Students to be Timetabled at same time as ACC2007 Students.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion128:0028:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading124:0024:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:003 x 1 hour present-in-person seminars. Students to be timetabled in with ACC2007 seminars.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery11:001:001 x Present-in-person Exam Prep/Q&A Drop in Session. Timetabled with ACC2007 session.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study130:0030:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
ACC2007Responsible Corporate Finance
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures are designed to provide an introduction and exposition of key models, research and financial decisions [A1]
Private study enables students to develop this in more detail.

Seminars provide an opportunity for students to work individually and in groups to discuss reading and work through problem questions. [B1-B3]. Group feedback sessions provide an opportunity for students to develop their problem solving skills [B1] - [B3]

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination601M100PiP MCQ exam to be held in last week of term. Administered in-house.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MSeminar questions provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination assesses the students' intended knowledge and skills outcomes as well as problem solving and numeracy skills.

Reading Lists