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NBS8335 : Corporate Finance

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Philip Morey
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module aims to provide students with fundamental concepts and tools to analyze and solve complex financial problems arising in a business environment.

Outline Of Syllabus

Examples for possible topics include investment decision, capital structure and pay-out decision, and merger and acquisition.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00time for students to complete essay
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:3015:00PiP lectures
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00estimated based on about 2 hours per teaching week (not necessarily to be done in a particular week)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00PiP seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study120:0020:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time21:002:00whole group sessions - online discussions
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

- Lectures provide an overview of the main topics.
- Small group teaching reinforce lecture material.
- Scheduled on-line contact time provide students with the opportunity to monitor progress.
- In structured research and reading students will be given tasks to develop and to practice knowledge.
- Guided indpendent study provide opportunity to engage with textbooks and other study material, to revise all material, to complete assessment.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M1002,000 Word Essay
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Essay is designed to encourage students to study across a broad range of topics. Topics to cover application and critical assessment of taught material, based upon study and research of current literature.

Reading Lists