Core Module Information
Module title: Financial Management

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

Module code: ACC11118
Module leader: Fawad Khaleel
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy


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 Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return, 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
2020/1, 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: Fawad Khaleel
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 journal articles. Weekly tutorials will focus on the critical review of financial and academic articles and will encourage deep learning whilst also providing a forum for giving you formative feedback (LO1, 2, 3, 4). The tutorials will develop your analytic abilities and enable you to apply your knowledge to practical situations (LO1, 3, 4).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The project report is practical in nature and based on analysis of a real company, the tutorials will feature interactive discussions around the topics with reference to current events in the financial world.

Assessment (formative or summative)
There will be two components of assessment: (a) coursework, which will take the form of a project report on material covered in the first part of the course and (b) a summative, three hour examination.

Research / teaching linkages
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.

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

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in the summative assessment data below.

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 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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