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Module

ACC2007 : Corporate Finance

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Grundy
  • Lecturer: Dr Yousry Ahmed
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To provide an analytical framework for the knowledge 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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials182:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading144:0044:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities181:0018:0013.5 hours of Structured Guided Learning materials and 4.5 hours of seminar summaries.
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion180:309:00Weekly Moderated Discussion Board/Teams Group Discussion
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery51:005:00Synchronous, online - Q&A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study129:0029:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time31:003:00All-Class scheduled online contact time (Seminar 1, 5 and 9)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time61:006:00Small Group Teaching (32 or less)
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lecture materials are designed to provide an introduction and exposition of key models, research and financial decisions

Private study enables students to develop this in more detail.

Scehduled contact time provides an opportunity for students to work individually and in groups to discuss reading and work through problem questions.

Large group feedback sessions provide an opportunity for students to develop their problem solving skills

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
LAC2007Corporate Finance2N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MPractice questions provided
Prob solv exercises2MPractice questions provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The formal examination assesses the students' intended knowledge and skills outcomes as well as problem solving, numeracy and written communication skills.

Reading Lists

Timetable