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ACC3006 : International Financial Management

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Philip Morey
  • Lecturer: Dr Josie McLaren, Dr Xi Li
  • 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 consider the issues that are of importance to a financial manager operating in a global market, in particular the application of theories of valuation:
The capital structure decision;
International investment decisions;
The calculation of the cost of capital;
Mergers and Acquisitions;
The management of capital and risk.

Outline Of Syllabus

1 Introduction: The Role of the Financial Manager
2 The Stakeholder Perspective
3 The Capital Investment Decision
4 The Cost of Capital
5 Risk Management
6 The Capital Structure Decision
7 Types of debt
8 Leasing contracts
8 M&A and corporate restructuring
9 Management of working capital
10 Current Issues in Finance and Financial Management

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials182:0036:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities118:0018:00Seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00Q&A, pre-assessment clinic - whole cohort together
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1107:00107:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

1)Formal lectures are used to explain the issues, and to introduce concepts and techniques. [A1-A3]

2)Seminars provide an opportunity for students to discuss reading and work through problem questions in a small group environment [B1-B3]

3)There is a formative essay in the first semester. Self study problems give students the opportunity to practise numerical questions on topics covered in lectures. Revision sessions in the third term provide an opportunity for students to practice examination questions. All of these inputs enable students to obtain feedback on their progress.

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
LAC3006International Financial Management2N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination is an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding and problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry.

The formal examination maps onto the following learning outcomes:
* Knowledge outcomes [A1-3]
*Skills outcomes [B1-3]

The formative assessment at the end of semester 1 provides students with the opportunity to submit up to two essay questions, which are marked and returned in feedback in line with Faculty policy.

Reading Lists