Core Module Information
Module title: Investment, Corporate Finance and Portfolios

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

Module code: ACC11113
Module leader: George Kladakis
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance


Description of module content:

Review of risk and return fundamentals and portfolio theory
Valuation models equity and bonds
Computation of efficient portfolios and the efficient frontier
Evaluating investments, investment strategies and models
Earnings quality issues and financial ratio analysis, Common stock financing, Debt Financing
Alternative investments
Measures of investor risk aversion, and the concept of utility
Portfolio management strategies
Internationally diversified portfolios
Behavioural finance issues - aspects of investor psychology and behaviour

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Discuss, interpret and evaluate ideas and contemporary issues in corporate finance and investments.
LO2: Evaluate business analysis and its relation to financial statement analysis.
LO3: Explore a variety of investment strategies using shares, bonds, derivatives and other financial instruments.
LO4: Investigate current developments in sustainable investing.
LO5: Critically discuss research findings.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: George Kladakis
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 141
Face To Face Lecture 15
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 15
Face To Face CL_TST 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 26
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1 - 2 10 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1 - 5 14/15 HOURS= 02.30, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Investment, Corporate Finance and Portfolios ACC11113