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MN5608   Risk Management

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The last two decades have witnessed a spectacular change and growth in financial markets (equity markets, foreign exchange markets, euromarkets and international bond markets). This has brought a new breed of investors that see the role of managers as enhancing their shareholder value and protecting their wealth from potential risk. One of the challenging tasks of managers in recent years has been to manage the exposure to risks that arises from corporate decisions. The 1980s witnessed a resurgence of mergers, acquisitions and take-overs. This brought about new ways of financing such activities with project evaluation, funding and hedging have to be considered together. The principal aim of this module is to provide an introduction to managing the exposure to risk and to apply relevant theories to realistic financial decision problems. This module will also deal with assessing and measuring non-financial risks and their importance in the decision making processes within the firm.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Lectures and tutorials.

Assessment pattern

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


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

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Dr D Peralias