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Module

ACC3006 : International Financial Management

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Philip Morey
  • Lecturer: Dr Xi Li, Dr Josie McLaren
  • 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 consider the issues that are of importance to a financial manager operating in a global market, in particular the following:
? Application of theories of valuation
? The capital structure decision
? International investment decisions
? The calculation of the cost of capital
? Mergers and Acquisitions
? The management of capital and risk

Outline Of Syllabus

1 Introduction: The Role of the Financial Manager
2 The Stakeholder Perspective
3 The Capital Investment Decision
4 The Cost of Capital
5 Risk Management
6 The Capital Structure Decision
7 Types of debt
8 Leasing contracts
8 M&A and corporate restructuring
9 Management of working capital
10 Current Issues in Finance and Financial 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 completion130:0030:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities118:0018:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion180:309:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery51:005:00Synchronous, online - Q&A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00Q&A, pre-assessment clinic - whole cohort together
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study193:0093:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

1)Lecture materials are used to explain the issues and to introduce concepts and techniques.

2)Synchronous seminars provide an opportunity for students to discuss reading and work through problem questions in a small group environment

3)Synchronous question and answer and pre-assessment clinics provide an opportunity for the whole cohort to become more prepared for their examination.

4)There is formative question practice in both the first and second semesters.

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
LAC3006International Financial Management2N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MPractice questions
Prob solv exercises2MPractice questions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The formal examination tests students' intended knowledge and skills outcomes, in particular their ability to write succinct essays and solve numerical problems.

Reading Lists

Timetable