FM474L      Half Unit
Managerial Finance

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Professor Daniel Ferreira

Dr Hongda Zhong


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Management (1 Year Programme). This course is available on the CEMS Exchange, Global MSc in Management, Global MSc in Management (CEMS MIM), Global MSc in Management (MBA Exchange), MBA Exchange, MSc in Accounting, Organisations and Institutions, MSc in Law and Accounting, MSc in Management and Strategy, MSc in Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation and MSc in Regulation. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

This course is not open to students on the MSc Accounting and Finance or the MSc Finance and Economics.

This course cannot be combined with FM430 Corporate Finance and Asset Markets or FM431 Corporate Finance A.

Course content

The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive overview of firms' financial decision making. The course is designed to provide an applied and practical approach to finance, enabling the students to address topical issues that modern corporations face.  In particular, the course builds on concepts such as valuation and capital structure theories, and applies those tools in a systematic and rigorous way to real-life financial management problems. After a brief introduction to financial markets, the course focuses on corporate finance and business valuation. Topics such as mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings will also be covered.


30 hours of lectures in the LT.

Formative coursework

Weekly homeworks.

Indicative reading

Brealey, Myers and Allen, Principles of Corporate Finance.


Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Finance

Total students 2016/17: Unavailable

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

Controlled access 2016/17: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Problem solving
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness