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AC.F263L: Introduction to Finance


Department: Accounting and Finance NCF Level: FHEQ/QCF/NQF5//RQF5
Study Level: Part II (any yr) Credit Points: 15.0
Start Date: 18-01-2018 End Date: 27-04-2018
Available for Online Enrolment?: Y Enrolment Restriction: Only available to students minoring in delivering department
Module Convenor: Dr A Akimov

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

  • The following modules may not be taken:

Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabus

  • LECTURE 1:  INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS

    LECTURE 2a: CAPITAL MARKETS (CONTINUED)

    LECTURE 2b: INTRODUCTION TO TIME VALUE OF MONEY

    LECTURE 3:  DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW VALUATION

    LECTURES 4-5: INTEREST RATES AND BOND VALUATION

    LECTURE 6:  EQUITY MARKETS AND STOCK VALUATION

    LECTURE 7:  NET PRESENT VALUE AND OTHER INVESTMENT CRITERIA

    LECTURE 8:  TEST AND MAKING CAPITAL INVESTMENT DECISIONS

    LECTURE 9:  RISK AND RETURN

    LECTURE 10: COST OF CAPITAL

    You will be expected to read the lecture slides in addition to the chapters in the text book. The lecture outline is meant as guidance only and may be adjusted during the course.

     

     

Curriculum Design: Pre-requisites/Co-requisites/Exclusions

  • Can not be taken Ac.F100 or Ac.F263M.

Curriculum Design: Single, Combined or Consortial Schemes to which the Module Contributes

  • Subject to be taken by non-majorable students.
  • 75% Exam
  • 25% Coursework

Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • The key objectives of Ac.F263M are as follows:

    • to develop a basic understanding of the importance of capital markets, the relationship between risk and return and the nature of stocks and bonds

    • to understand financial concepts including the time value of money and to use them to value stocks and bonds

    • to understand and apply net present value (NPV) and other criteria used in investment decision-making

     

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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    By the end of the course, students should:

     

     

     

    • be able to explain the goals of financial management and understand conflicts which may arise between owners and managers

    • be able to compute the present value, future value and rate of return of investments and compare criteria used to make investment decisions

    • understand differences between types of bonds, the determinants of bond yields and the impact of inflation and interest rates on bond prices

    • have an overview of the operation of capital markets, how firms raise capital, the role of risk in determining investment returns and be able to calculate a firm’s cost of capital

    • be able to calculate stock prices using the dividend growth model, understand the importance of diversification and the role of systematic risk

     


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