SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Corporate finance

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Term 1

This course is concerned with the decisions that firms make about financing their investment in productive capital. You will study the principles underlying such decision-making, their application and debates over them in relation to the modern literature. This is a core course for FFL students and an elective one for International Management students.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

This course will enable students to:

  • Understand modern principles of corporate finance
  • Evaluate the validity of modern principles of corporate finance
  • Apply the principles of corporate finance to actual problems in the form of case studies

Method of assessment

Assessment for this course is by one tutorial presentation at 10%; an essay of 4,000 words at 30%; an unseen written examination at 60% of the total grade; all elements except the presentation may be resubmitted


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