Module title: Current Issues in Finance (Online)

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

Module code: ACC10406
Module leader: Marizah Minhat
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

Module Code ACC09101
Module Title Corporate Financial Management
Examples of Equivalent Learning Finance at SCQF Level 9


Description of module content:

The module will familiarise you with current issues in finance; topics will inevitably vary from year to year. The module will enhance your understanding of current finance theories and their applications in the business world. These issues are linked to various research areas in finance; our emphasis will be on the interplay between the corporation and the financial markets. Students taking the module will be organised into groups which will be useful in supporting your learning and critical analysis of theories.

The topics will inevitably vary from year to year. Typical topics are as follows: Asset pricing and equity risk premium, subprime credit crisis, capital structure, corporate restructuring, financial derivatives, hedge funds, corporate governance and Islamic finance.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: To examine the current issues and developments in finance and their practical implications
LO2: Evaluate new financial management approaches and tools in the context of real business
LO3: Analyse practical cases and academic research findings related to new financial developments and approaches
LO4: Critically evaluate academic research findings
LO5: Formulate the key issues in strategic financial management

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