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Financial Management

Module titleFinancial Management
Module codeINT3621
Academic year2021/2
Module staff

Areeya Srisai (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks



Number students taking module (anticipated)


Description - summary of the module content

Module description

This module provides you with the necessary theoretical, applied and critical skills to be prepared to take financial management responsibilities within an organisation. The first part of the module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand the financial information provided in organisations’ annual reports which are a major source of information for investment analysts, investors and other stakeholders. You will develop the knowledge and skills that you need to progress to further study in finance and investment.

Module aims - intentions of the module

In this module you will learn how to use financial analysis tools to analyse, interpret and better understand the financial performance of organisations.

In the second part of the module, you will explore the impact that the business environment has on financial decision making, the processes for cash flow forecasting and other aspects of business forecasting.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Demonstrate the ability to interpret and apply the accounting information and a company's report, balance sheet, cash flow and income statement
  • 2. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the capital structure of organisations and the determinants of the cost of capital
  • 3. Demonstrate a secure understanding of asset valuation models and the ability to apply these to practical examples

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Critically analyse the performance of organisations
  • 5. Critically evaluate how the financial environment impacts upon an organisation's financial strategy
  • 6. Demonstrate the ability to apply theory to support arguments

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 7. Use appropriate learning resources
  • 8. Work independently and develop effective and efficient self-study techniques
  • 9. Collect and analyse data and research for writing an assignment

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

  • Introduction to corporation
  • The time value of money and interest rates
  • Valuating Projects and Firms
  • Risk and Return
  • Capital Structure
  • Market efficiency
  • Advanced valuation

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Contact Hours10Lectures
Contact Hours50Class discussion and seminars and tutorials
Self-study30Web-based activities - preparation for online tests (CMAs)
Guided Independent Study60Researching on financial reports of listed companies and collecting financial data of selected company to analyse


Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Weekly online exercise (CMAs)10 x 60 minutes1-8Correct answers provided on platform

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
3 x online tests (CMAs)303 x 1 hour1-8Correct answers provided on platform
Individual Assignment702000 words including tables1-9Written


Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Individual AssignmentAssignment1-9ASAP after APAC

Re-assessment notes

Deferral– if you miss an assessment for reasons judged legitimate by the Mitigation Committee, the applicable assessment will normally be deferred. See ‘Details of reassessment’ for the form that assessment usually takes. When deferral occurs, there is ordinarily no change to the overall weighting of that assessment.

Referral– if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to re-submission an assignment (see ‘details of reassessment). Only your performance in this assignment will count towards your final module grade and a maximum grade of 40% will be awarded.


Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Core text:

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance:, Global Edition, 4th Edition Jonathan Berk, Peter DeMarzo and Jarrad Harford, Pearson (2019)

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Pearson MyAccountingLab

Module has an active ELE page

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

In-house designed progressive workbook with spreadsheet solutions

Key words search

Financial statements, finance, capital structure, valuation, risk

Credit value15
Module ECTS


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