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ACC2007 : Corporate Finance

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Grundy
  • Lecturer: Dr Yousry Ahmed
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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- The valuation of debt and equity
3- Interest rates
4- Security and portfolio analysis
5- Capital market efficiency
6- Asset pricing models and their applications
7- Capital structure
8- Dividend policy
9- Options
10-Risk Management

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion164:0064:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture182:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading144:0044:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
ACC2008Corporate Finance for Erasmus and study abroad students
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]

Large 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 Examination1802A100N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
LAC2007Corporate Finance2N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MSeminar questions provided
Prob solv exercises2MSeminar questions provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The formal examination assesses the students' intended knowledge and skills outcomes [A1] - [A4] and [B1] - [B3], as well as problem solving, numeracy and written communication skills.

Reading Lists