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.
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.
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.