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Module Code: ACF108
Module Title: Introduction to Finance
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to introduce students to the study of finance. It provides a foundation for students to build later on in the second and third years of their programme of study, by covering basic logical and rational analytical tools that underpin financial decisions.
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the basic concepts and principles of corporate finance;

B. Apply the basic logical and analytical tools that underpin investment decisions;

C. Explain various risk measures and models of the relation between risk and return;

D. Discuss firms’ choice of capital structure and implications for the value of the firm;

E. Examine and discuss the key issues relating to payout policy and their implications for the value of the firm.
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching and learning strategies employed include a combination of Lectures based around a core text, Workshops (to provide students with interactive and hands-on sessions) and ICE, for the dissemination of material and learning resources.
(a) The financial manager and the financial environment.

(b) Introduction/Review of basic financial statements

(c) Time value of money

(d) Bond valuation

(e) Stock valuation

(f) NPV and other capital budgeting techniques

(g) Risk, return and capital budgeting

(h) Cost of capital

(i) Debt policy, and Dividend policy

(j) Financial statement analysis

(k) Working capital management "
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 28     14      108  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Online Open Book Exam (2.5 Hours) 100.00

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