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MN5424   Corporate Finance and Accounting

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not available as an optional module for any programme.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module will introduce students to the basic principles and practices of accounting and corporate finance. The first half of the module will concentrate on teaching students financial accounting and reporting via the accounting equation method; this will enable students to become familiar with accounting techniques and develop an understanding of financial statements and methods employed in their creation. The second half of the module will introduce corporate finance concepts such as capital structure, the CAPM, and investment approaisal techniques. The module will employ case studies to highlight to students how these principles are employed within industry; the case studies will be based in an international setting.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MN5422

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Lectures and seminars.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr L Nguyen and Ms L Stevenson