Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. examine Theories of Corporate Finance and their Limitations
  2. apply financial management tools and techniques
  3. analyse information relating to sources and uses of capital from a CFO perspective
  4. evaluate financial policies of public corporations.
    • Introduction - Capital Budgeting
    • Risk and Return Cost of Capital
    • Cost of Capital Valuations
    • Debt Policy
    • Capital Structure
    • Dividend Policy
    • Financial Analysis
    • Corporate Governance
    • IPO, SEO and RI
    • Mergers and Acquisition
    • Corporate Restructuring
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-BAN23-Introduction to Finance Principles

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject focuses on aspects of the corporate finance theories and tools and techniques to facilitate financial decision making. It aims to expose students to and familiarise them with corporate sector financial management by examining the main issues faced by financial managers of public companies. Topics covered are: Information asymmetry and signalling, agency theory, capital markets and sources of funds, capital budgeting under uncertainty, capital structure, dividend policy, and market for corporate control and corporate governance.

Introduction to economic concepts and principles, Demand and supply analysis, Elasticity ,Economic Efficiency,

Market failure, Introduction to macroeconomics, Unemployment and inflation, Model of aggregate demand and aggregate supply, Global markets.

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  • Case Study (35%)
  • eTest (20%)
  • Invigilated Examination (45%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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