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IB9Y3 - Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Control

  • Module code: IB9Y3
  • Module name: Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Control
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide students with an understanding of: (i) The separation of ownership and control; (ii) Agency problems; (iii) Corporate governance mechanisms with main focus on market for corporate control and shareholder protection across different countries; (iv) Mergers and acquisitions.

Principal learning outcomes

Key Skills: understand agency theory, statutory and self regulation issues; appreciate the importance of legal protection of shareholders and enforcement of law for firm value and financial market development. Cognitive Skills: appreciate the importance of ownership structure and market for corporate control; recognise the differences between international systems. Subject-specific and professional Skills: bring together a range of skills based on economic and management theories to evaluate risks and corporate responsibilities.

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: IB9Y3-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) 1st Group Assignment 20%
  2nd Group Assignment 20%
  1.5 hour examination (April) 60%
D2 (Assessed/examined work) 1st Group Assignment (London) 20%
  2nd Group Assignment (London) 20%
  Examination (held in London) 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