Module title: Contemporary Corporate Finance

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

Module code: ACC09110
Module leader: Maria Mina Rosero
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

Learning equivalent would be:
Financial Management
Finance at SCQF level 8

2019/0, Trimester 2, 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: Maria Mina Rosero
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The main interface will be a three hour teaching/workshop block once a week. Students will be arranged into learning groups depending during the first week of classes. These groups will also be used for assessment presentation as well as a learning group.
A WebCT Vista presence will be maintained for the module to supplement readings. Although there is no single text recommended textbooks of the type indicated will provide solid background reading. Students will also be encouraged to seek out material in relevant academic and professional journals and specific references will also be given.
There will be two components of assessment: (a) coursework which will require working in groups to investigate a specific topic relating to the key subject areas. Each group will investigate a different (given) topics and present their findings orally to the peer group. Each individual will also deliver a written report of findings. (b) a summative, two and a half hour examination which will give the student ample time to reflect on their chosen questions and demonstrate the depth of their learning in their answers.
As indicated in section 11 above the nature of finance is international and international issues and differing international practice will be incorporated into the module.
The nature of contemporary issues in finance requires that the topics presented to students are current and up to date to this end the research and scholarly activity of the participating lecturers will be pertinent in the delivery of this module.

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 36
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Independent Learning Guided independent study 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1,2,5 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The financial market environment; standard versus behavioural finance; the costs of equity and debt and the overall cost of capital; the capital structure debate and the role of debt in risk, cost of capital and hence value; mergers, acquisitions and other restructurings; management of risk by corporations

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: To develop evaluative skills in relation to traditional and modern theories of finance.
LO2: To appraise empirical research relating to corporate finance issues
LO3: To evaluate the role of the capital markets and investors in corporate restructurings.
LO4: To appreciate the growing sophistication of risk management techniques.
LO5: To gain an ability to work within a peer group and to develop an ability to communicate research findings both orally and in writing.

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