Principles of Corporate Finance & Derivative Securities - ECO00012H

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Paola Zerilli
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

  • To describe the theory and practice of corporate finance. Throughout this module we will show how to use financial theory to solve practical problems and also to illuminate the institutional material that students of business finance must absorb
  • To enumerate and describe the various securities and markets in a clear and concise manner that accurately blends theory and practice

Module learning outcomes

The objective of this module is to provide an advanced analysis of the major issues affecting the financial policy of a modern corporation:

  • The first part of the course (Autumn Term) will examine the fundamentals of corporate finance: the theory of the firms choice of its capital structure and dividend policy under alternative assumptions
  • The second part of the course (Spring Term) will focus on the valuation of financial instruments such as options, futures and other derivatives. This part of the course provides an introduction to the valuation of derivative securities. The structure and properties of common derivatives such as forward contracts, futures contracts and options will be discussed. Valuation methods will be developed and applied to different contracts of interest. Hedging policies and risk management aspects will be addressed


Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Principles of Corporate Finance & Derivatives Securities
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Principles of Corporate Finance & Derivatives Securities
3 hours 100

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Indicative reading

Bodie, Z., Kane, A. and Marcus, J. M. Investments. McGraw Hill Irwin.
Brealey, R A. & Myers, S C. Principles of Corporate Finance. McGraw Hill.
Hull, J C. Options, Futures and other Derivatives. Prentice Hall.
Ross, S A., Westerfield, R W. and Jaffe, R W J. Corporate Finance. McGraw Hill Irwin.

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