Corporate Finance for Actuaries - MACT5270

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 5 15 (7.5) Darren Grimsey checkmark-circle


The aim of this module is to provide a basic understanding of corporate finance including a knowledge of the instruments used by companies to raise finance and manage financial risk. Indicative topics covered by the module include corporate governance and organisation, taxation, dividend policy, how corporates are financed, and evaluating projects. This module will cover a number of syllabus items set out in Subject CB1 – Business Finance published by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 48
Private study hours: 102
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

80% Examination, 20% Coursework

Indicative reading

The Actuarial Education Company's course notes for subject CB1 of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries examination syllabus.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Use a range of established mathematical techniques to undertake critical analysis of financial information and to calculate or propose solutions to problems in corporate finance arising from that analysis;
2. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts and elements of corporate finance, and the basic financial management issues and processes in a corporate entity.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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