Corporate Finance

General

Program Description

This is an applied programme that provides students with knowledge and skills to work in corporate finance roles. It combines rigorous academic content with practical application.

Corporate finance encompasses diverse topics such as mergers and acquisitions, issuing capital, cash management, corporate payout policy, managing foreign exchange exposure and executive compensation.

This degree is aimed at candidates who wish to prepare for a career in the treasury department of a large company or for the corporate finance team of an investment bank.

It would also prepare students for a management consultancy role with a finance focus or an advisory role with an accounting or professional services company.

Learning, teaching, and assessment

Teaching on the Corporate Finance programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including lectures, seminars, group work, individual tutorials and feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors and workshops.

Our Trading Room, which incorporates Thomson-Reuters Eikon, is integrated into the programme and will provide the platform for many of the computer lab sessions. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based coursework.

Semester 1

October to January introduces our core finance modules that cover underlying theory and concepts in finance which are built upon in modules studied later in the programme.

Compulsory Modules

  • Principles of Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Reporting and Company Performance
  • Methods for Financial Data Analysis

Semester 2

February to June develop a deeper understanding of Finance, investigate topical areas of debate and further your professional skills.

Compulsory modules

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statements and Business Valuation
  • International Financial Management
  • Business Communication for Finance

Optional modules (choose one)

  • Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis
  • Portfolio Management
  • Business Economics
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Summer period

The summer semester from July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the programme, enabling you to develop practical skills relevant to your future career in finance and address complex topics in corporate finance.

Compulsory Modules

  • Corporate Governance and Responsibility
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Financial Analysis

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

Last updated Dec 2018

About the School

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