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Postgraduate Course: Advanced Corporate Finance (CMSE11083)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits15
Home subject areaCommon Courses (Management School) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course considers aspects of financial management, the funding of companies and capital budgeting believed to be of academic interest and practical importance. The aims are to introduce students to current thinking and empirical research on the chosen topics and to develop skills of understanding and analysis. The course builds on the corporate finance learned in semester one, and so it assumes some knowledge of discounted cash flow, the cost of capital, and the main ideas relating to debt policy, dividend policy and raising equity. Advanced Corporate Finance adds to students& knowledge mainly by introducing them to empirical research on the topics studied. It also expands the range of topics by including corporate governance, techniques of risk management, and the real options approach to project valuation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Finance PGs only
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesBusiness School Postgraduate Students Only
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Advanced Corporate Finance2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
On completion of the module, students should
(a) be able to understand arguments and debates concerning the topics covered;
(b) have improved their knowledge of empirical research in corporate finance;
(c) have improved their knowledge of the financing arrangements of companies;
(d) have developed their understanding of certain methods of research in finance, for example analysis of numerical data.

Cognitive skills
On completion of the module, students should have developed their ability to
(a) understand complex lines of argument and reasoning of the sort found in journal papers in corporate finance;
(b) write answers to essay-style questions.
Assessment Information
Assignment (30%). The assignment will consist of an essay written on an individual basis, and a presentation related to the essay. The presentation will count for 10% and the essay for 20%.

Exam (70%). The exam is at the end of the second semester (date to be announced). It lasts for two hours, and consists of six mainly essay-style questions, of which you should answer three.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserProf Seth Armitage
Tel:
Email: Seth.Armitage@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Natalie Honeyman
Tel: (0131 6)51 1458
Email: Natalie.Honeyman@ed.ac.uk
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