LAC2007 : Corporate Finance

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To provide an analytical framework for an understanding 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
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
2Newcastle parent module
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