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School of Economics and Finance

ECOM144 - Principles of Corporate Finance

Credits: 15

Module Convenor: Dr Giles Spungin

In this module we are going to explore how firms finance their activities and the resulting capital structure. We will consider the circumstances where the choice of the source of funding is irrelevant and those in which the choice of capital structure can affect the firm value, due to tax considerations or informational frictions, for example. We will learn about the process through which companies become publicly traded. We will also explore the governance challenges faced by corporations and how corporate governance affects firms’ access to external sources of finance.

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework