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IB236 - Finance 2: Corporate Finance

  • Module code: IB236
  • Module name: Finance 2: Corporate Finance
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module's aims are: to make you critically aware of the key financial decisions taken by firms; to develop a sound understanding of the main theories and models of Corporate Finance; to make you aware of key empirical tests of those models, and their implications; to provide you with structured opportunities to practise using the key tools and techniques of Corporate Finance; to prepare you for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Finance.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: critically assess the factors that determine the optimal investment, financing and payout decisions of a firm; compute the cost of capital of a firm under alternative assumptions; use alternative methods for valuing firms to gain important insights into value drivers; discuss the main motives for mergers and acquisitions; identify the reasons why firms raise capital; solve structured numerical problems; write informed critiques of important topics in Corporate Finance theory; analyse case studies and formulate arguments to support a particular solution; explain key theoretical models and the assumptions that underpin those models, and reflect critically on the limitations of those models; interpret empirical evidence; construct spreadsheets to value the equity and debt in a firm's capital structure, and test the robustness of those values to changes in key inputs; explain and interpret corporate financial information from the financial press; use web-based resources to retrieve, process and interpret corporate financial data.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 x 1 hour lecture per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Departmental link

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB236-12)
D (Assessed/examined work) Class Test 20%
  Fin2 Exam (Summer) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BSc in Management (N230) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N231) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN37) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (NN35) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN36) - Year 4
Optional
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 4
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 2
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 3
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate International Business (N140) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business (N140) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with French (N1R1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with French (N1R1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with German (N1R2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with German (N1R2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with Italian (N1R3) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with Italian (N1R3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with Spanish (N1R4) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with Spanish (N1R4) - Year 4
  • BSc in Management (N201) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (N201) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N202) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N202) - Year 4
  • BSc in International Management (N203) - Year 2
  • BSc in International Management (N203) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Management (with Foundation Year) (N20A) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N210) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N210) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (N211) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (N211) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (with Intercalated Year) (N214) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (with Intercalated Year) (N214) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (with Intercalated Year) (N214) - Year 4
  • BSc in Management (N230) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N231) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (N250) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (N250) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N251) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N251) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year) (N4N4) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (NN35) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN37) - Year 2