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.
Total contact hours: 48
Private study hours: 102
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
80% Examination, 20% Coursework
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)
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
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.
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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