NBS8335 : Corporate Finance

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module aims to provide students with fundamental concepts and tools to understand financing decision of firms. The module covers corporate governance, financial statement analysis, investment decision, capital structure and pay-out decision and merger and acquisition.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Corporate Governance
2. Financial Statement and Financial Ratio Analysis
3. Capital Investment Decisions
4. Capital Structure Decisions
5. Capital Structure under Imperfect Market
6. Payout Policy

1. Corporate Governance and Financial Statement Analysis
2. Equity valuation
3. Investment Decision
4. Capital Structure and Pay-out policy

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion132:0032:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture72:0014:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures are for delivery of concepts and knowledge.
Small group teaching sessions are for practices and immediate feedback.
Independent study is to facilitate critical thinking and active learning

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A100MCQs and short essays
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
PC Examination1MMock exam provided via Blackboard
Prob solv exercises1MSeminar questions are provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Unseen written examination is designed to encourage students to study across a broad range of topics.

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