Module title: Corporate Financial Management

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ACC09101
Module leader: Pat Wilson
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

Learning Equivalent would be:
Financial Management
SCQF level 8 Management and Financial Accounting

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pat Wilson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs; The main student staff interface will be a 2 x 1 hour lectures plus 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week where the main issues are presented and discussed. Staff will maintain a Moodle presence for the module on which material such as relevant news stories and useful Uniform Resource Identifier(url/i) will be displayed. There are some excellent texts in this area and students will be encourage to spend time reading these as well as using other material. The subject is linked to theory and practice and staff will keep up to date by linking their teaching to relevant reseach.
Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills; Each week there will be a 2 hour tutorial at which employability skills such as presentations, group discussions and problem solving can be developed to assist students in their learning of this challenging topic. Tutorial topics and questions will be made available in advance. The tutorial process will enable disscussion to take place and help students fit theory with practice and prepare them for the more research based module in trimester 2. The cousework assessment will also assist in the development of these skills.
Assessment (formative or summative)
There will be two components of assessment 1) a case study based piece of course work which will test students familiarity and understanding of the role of the finance function in a typical company. This is a formative assessment and will develop research, analytical and communication skills. 2) There will also be a summative end exam which also complies with the requirements of the accounting institutes.
Research / teaching linkages; members of the teaching team undertake research and scholarly activity to ensure the module remains focused and up-to-date so that students can experience a productive learning experience.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1,3,4, 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The theoretical framework; the role of the financial function; impact of the economic environment on the financial management; the investment decision and risk; evaluation of alternative sources of long and short term financing; the cost of capital and asset valuation; treasury risk management

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Discuss the purpose of the finance function, the role of financial intermediaries and the impact of the external economic environment on corporate finance.
LO2: Apply investment appraisal techniques in a range of situations including the analysis of risk.
LO3: Identify and evaluate the attributes, cost and risks of a range of long and short term sources of finance
LO4: Apply the principles of asset and business valuation and evaluate the effect of risk and funding on value.
LO5: Explain the causes of Foreign Exchange risk and apply techniques for managing these risks

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - GLEN ARNOLD (2013) CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: PEARSON, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9780273758839
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