BE329-6-AU-CO:
Financial Management

The details
2019/20
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
15
03 October 2019

 

Requisites for this module
BE311
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BSC N344 Finance and Management,
BSC N345 Finance and Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N346 Finance and Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N347 Finance and Management (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

In practice, financial management requires a set of tools and techniques, and this module examines some typical financial management techniques useful in practice. While fundamental principles of corporate financial decision making are covered in the 2nd-year module BE311 Corporate Finance, our objective is to supply a practical toolbox that supports the corporate financial decision making process. The focus is on the technical aspects of financial management.

Module aims

The aims of the module are to provide an understanding of the workings of modern financial management techniques and the skills to employ the techniques in support of corporate decision making processes. The module is designed for students who seek exemption from ACCA's Financial Management module, and has similar content as that module.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:


A) understand and employ techniques,
i) of business valuation,
ii) of investment appraisal,
iii) for managing firm’s’ financing needs, in the short, medium and long term,
iv) for managing firms’ working capital.

B) contextualise financial management within firms’ business environments.

Module information

Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)

a) Develop knowledge and comprehension on issues affecting investment, financing, working capital management and business valuation.
b) Contextualise the impact of the economic environment on financial management decisions.
c) Apply the relevant theoretical knowledge in business practice especially financial management techniques to analyse business situations and cases.
d) Synthesize and assess information while thinking critically when making decisions as a financial manager.

Learning and teaching methods

There will be weekly lectures of two hours each over ten weeks including a revision lecture in the summer term. There will also be associated tutorials of one hour each, in alternate weeks over ten weeks.

Bibliography

  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 11, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 13, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 17, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Hillier, David; Grinblatt, Mark; Titman, Sheridan. (c2012) Chapter 1, Financial markets and corporate strategy, London: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 6, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 1, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 30, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 4, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 5, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 19, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 15, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 10, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 18, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 12, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Brealey, Richard A.; Myers, Stewart C.; Allen, Franklin. (©2017) Chapter 14, Principles of corporate finance, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework TEST
Exam 180 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
30% 70%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
0% 100%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Hardy Thomas and Yiwei Li
ebsugcol@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Apostolos Kourtis
The University of East Anglia
Senior Lecturer in Finance
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 32 hours, 22 (68.8%) hours available to students:
10 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Essex Business School

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