School of Business and Management

BUSM030 Corporate Finance for Managers

BUSM030 Corporate Finance for Managers


1 (2017/18)

Module organiser

Professor Sushanta Mallick


The aim of this module is to develop understanding of how real investments are valued and how corporations interact with financial markets. In particular, we will be looking into how firms make financial decisions in local and global markets.

The focus of this module is the financing and investment decisions made by the managers of companies in pursuit of corporate goals. It examines how managers can obtain the greatest possible return on investments for the smallest amount of risk. You will acquire the knowledge and understanding of theories, models, tools and techniques to assist in making financial decisions to achieve corporate goals. These will include identification of the cost of capital/rates of return, investment appraisal, portfolio theory, foreign exchange and interest rate issues.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you should:

  • be able to carry out valuation of real investment projects
  • be able to calculate return and risk, cost of capital
  • recognise the interrelationship between real investment and financial decisions of the firm: capital structure, dividend policy, financial distress and bankruptcy
  • have knowledge of international financial management: transfer pricing, international taxation, mergers and acquisitions, optimal investment decisions


80% Exam and 20% In-class test