CB365: Economics for Business 1, CB363: Economics for Business 2 (co-requisite),CB362: Data Management for Business
OverviewSynopsis of the curriculum
The course begins by looking at the ever important financial management function. It then proceeds to cover key topics, including:
The financial system within which business organisations operates is examined, followed by the specific sources of long and short-term capital, including the management of fixed and working capital.
This module appears in:
Two hours of lectures and one hour of seminars per week
Total hours: 300
Method of assessment
Three hour unseen written examination (70%) and Coursework (30%)
Arnold, G. (2012), Corporate Financial Management. 5th edn. Harlow : Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Brealey, R., and Myers, S. (2013), Principles of Corporate Finance. 11th (international) edn. London : McGraw-Hill
McLaney, E. (2011), Business Finance Theory and Practice. 9th edn. Harlow : Financial Times, Prentice Hall
Knowledge and understanding of the business entity and the capital markets contexts in which finance operates
Knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles that underlie the investment and financing decision-making process, including the strengths and weaknesses of quantitative techniques.
Ability to identify the nature of a problem and to make appropriate selection and application of quantitative techniques.
Recognition and measurement of relevant cost/benefit data and presentation via appropriate financial documents.
Ability to structure, develop and defend complex arguments, and to be critical and self-critical, orally and in writing.
Ability to analyse structured and unstructured problems
Ability to record and summarise transactions and other economic events, including decision analysis, discounted cash-flow analysis and the analysis of financial risk.
Knowledge and understanding of the financial aspects regarding the practical implications of investing on the stock market
Ability to analyse, prepare and record projections regarding decisions on aspects such as portfolio theory, capital structure, dividend policy