Core Module Information
Module title: Financial Management

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

Module code: ACC11118
Module leader: Wenzhao Wang
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance


Description of module content:

The financial environment, types of debt and equity instruments and their features, measurements of the cost of capital including WACC, capital structure theories and practices, investment appraisal techniques including NPV and IRR, appraising investment under conditions of risk and uncertainty including M&A projects; working capital management and short term financing decisions, risk management policies involving operating and financial risk

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Discuss competing sources of long-term finance for the firm.
LO2: Evaluate capital structure decisions from theoretical and practical perspectives.
LO3: Analyse a range of investment appraisal techniques
LO4: Assess working capital policies and working capital management techniques.
LO5: Critically discuss policies to manage operating and financial risks.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Wenzhao Wang
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module uses a variety of teaching methods to achieve the learning outcomes. Formal lectures are used to introduce you to the relevant financial management techniques and debate on financial management theories (LO1, 2, 3, 4, 5); and the link between theory and practice as demonstrated in cases studies and real life situations (LO2, 3, 5). Lectures also direct you to further reading and web sources.

Other teaching methods are used on the module to encourage your engagement and to develop independent learning. These include group discussions on case studies in tutorials, and review of academic papers. Tutorials will develop your analytic abilities and enable you to apply knowledge to practical situations, during which formative feedback will be provided as well (LO1, 2, 3, 4).

The project report is practical in nature and based on analysis of a real financial market, with basic statistical applications, laying foundations for your future workplace. Tutorials will feature interactive discussions around the topics with reference to current events in the financial world.

Team members undertake research and scholarly activity which is used in the delivery to ensure the module remains focused on up-to-date issues that can be investigated in depth, providing an enhanced learning experience for the student. Many topics covered in this module may be useful to your dissertation topic selection.

Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes.

Summative Assessment:
There will be two components of assessment: (a) group presentation, and (b) a summative, three-hour examination.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 109
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Face To Face Groupwork (Independent Study) 64
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 1,2 10 HOURS= 00.20, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 80 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Financial Management - ACC11118