Module title: Strategic Financial Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ACC11106
Module leader: Nazam Dzolkarnaini
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

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: Nazam Dzolkarnaini
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module shares the common strategy of the other semester 2 modules on the MSc, of using the different experience and strengths of the students in order to facilitate an exchange of ideas. The subject matter is international in nature as major issues involved are related to multinational corporations. Learning and teaching strategy include lectures, tutorials and student coursework. The lecture sessions require students to conduct independent research prior to a lecture in order to ensure that students can pro-actively engage in the learning process. The tutorial sessions require students to discuss the questions and make decisions related to specific cases/issues provided. The adoption of case study and report-writing is designed to enhance students’ employability.
Assessment - 50% of the assessment is in the form of a 3 hour end of semester exam. 50% of the assessment is in the form of an individual written report about 2000 words (excluding references). This assessment is to enhance students’ analytical ability by evaluating financial management decisions in an integrated way.


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 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 121
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1 OR 2 OF LOS 9 &10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3,4,5,6 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Strategic financial management - nature and theories
Sources of finance from a strategic point of view
Strategic financial risk management
Interest and market risk management
Theory and practice of capital structure - impact to corporate strategy
Dividend policy - implications to shareholder value
Takeovers, mergers and acquisitions (M&As)
Capital adequacy
Option valuation

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: evaluate the role of financial management in achieving the strategic objectives of a firm
LO2: critically appraise sources of finance and compare between them from the strategic perspective
LO3: analyse and debate the reasons for/against M&As
LO4: critically assess various financial risk management approaches
LO5: debate the existence or non-existence of an optimal capital structure
LO6: apply option valuation and other modern financial management theory in business cases

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Contact your module leader