10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Entry requirements of the MBA including 3 years work experience.

Aims/Description: This unit examines the basic principles of both financial accounting and finance. The financial accounting part of the unit is concerned with the techniques needed to prepare the financial statements of a limited company, the use of the financial statements to appraise the performance of a company, the ways in which profits can be managed and the regulatory environment and the usefulness of financial statements. The finance part of the unit is concerned with the basic theoretical foundations of asset pricing models, the concept of efficient capital markets and its implications for financial analysis, and the different types of derivatives and their role in managing risk.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work
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