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Corporate Finance - ECO00008M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Kostas Koufopoulos
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
    • See module specification for other years: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

Aims: To provide students with a thorough understanding of key issues in the theory of corporate finance and the relevance of theory for financial decision-making within firms.

Career: This module is mainly of academic interest, but provides valuable background for students finding themselves dealing with corporate financing decisions in banks and/or (large) corporations.

Module learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module the student is able to

Explain the different theories in corporate finance;

Critically assess the different theories in corporate finance;

Solve basic agency models related to corporate financing decisions;

Describe the incentive problems that can occur due to asymmetric information and ways to solve them through contract design.


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Corporate Finance
8 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Corporate Finance - reassessment
8 hours 100

Module feedback

Students will receive their marks within 6 weeks of the assessment taking place, at the same time as the marks are released a cohort feedback report will be published to all students. The students will also have the opportunity to view their exam script, the exam paper and the solutions as supervised script viewing sessions.

Indicative reading

Ross S., Westerfield R., Jaffe J., Jordan B., (2014), Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill

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