20 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: A level Mathematics desirable


MGT212, MGT250 and A level Maths desirable

Aims/Description: This course builds on the concepts developed in MGT212. The course focuses on the more quantitative and advanced aspects of finance and is aimed at those students who intend to specialize in finance. The purpose of the course is to give a solid foundation in principles of corporate finance and asset pricing to understand and analyze the major issues affecting the financial policies of corporations. More specifically, the following topics will be dealt with: the time value of money, capital budgeting techniques, cash flows, risk/return trade-offs, portfolio theory, market efficiency, capital structure, payout policy, and option pricing. The course is a prerequisite for the final-year finance modules MGT321 (Corporate Finance) and MGT375 (Introduction to Financial Derivatives).

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK