Advanced Corporate Finance
Run by Bangor Business School - (Changsha)
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Ms Wendy Ashurst
Overall aims and purpose
To advance knowledge and understanding of corporate finance, with particular emphasis on corporate governance and options. The module also aims to address issues like risk hedging in a corporate setting.
The module examines the theory and practice of corporate investment and financial decisions. Topics include: capital structure, dividend policy, efficient capital markets, agency theory, mergers and restructuring, foreign exchange and interest rate risk. Particular emphasis will be placed on topical areas within corporate governance and investments.
C- to C+
C- to C+ (50-59%): Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed. Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Fair integration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
A- to A+ (70%+): Outstanding Performance. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
D- to D+ (40-49%): No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills. Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.
B- to B+ (60-69%): Very good performance Most of the relevant information accurately deployed. Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of corporate finance issues by examining both empirical and theoretical research.
Apply insights from corporate finance theory to solve numerical problems.
Appraise strength and weakness of various theories in finance.
Demonstrate teamwork skills in analysing a contemporary issue.
Demonstrate ability to understand and analyze finance-related news in the context of a specific corporate finance event.
Understand the fundamental principles of capital structure and payout policy.
|2.5hr Exam S2||80.00|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Two 1-hour lectures per week for 10 weeks each semester (including revision).
One 1-hour tutorial per fortnight. 10 tutorials per student in total.
preparation and revision
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- N405: BSc Accounting & Finance (Bangor College, China) year 3 (BSC/AFBC)