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IB9X9 - Applied Corporate Finance

  • Module code: IB9X9
  • Module name: Applied Corporate Finance
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide students with an in-depth understanding of: i) the effects of asymmetric information on the financing decisions of the firm; ii) the determinants of mergers and acquisitions; iii) the role of real options in corporate finance.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject knowledge/Key Skills: Analyse the effects of asymmetric information on a firm’s investment, capital structure and payout policy decisions; Analyse the effects of real options in investment and financing decisions. Cognitive Skills: Identify and critically evaluate the factors that influence the issuance of securities by firms; Identify and critically evaluate the factors that influence merger and acquisition activity. Subject specific/Professional Skills: Interpret the reaction of stock prices following an announcement of a security issue, a chance in dividends or share repurchase.

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 30 hrs. Lectures (over duration of course): 10 x 2 hour lectures. Seminars (over duration of course): 10 x 1 hour seminars. Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 10 week.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IB9X9-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 20%
Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - April 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Finance and Economics (LN1J) - Year 2
  • MSc in Finance (N300) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Finance with Behavioural Science (N301) - Year 2
  • MSc in Accounting and Finance (N4N3) - Year 2