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Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation

Name of Module: Managerial Finance
2. Module Code: AQ035-3-7
3. Name(s) of academic staff:
4. Rationale for the inclusion of the module in the programme:
Refer to Programme Specification
5. Semester and Year offered: Trimester 1
6. Total Student Face to Face Total Guided and Independent Learning
Learning Time (SLT)
L = Lecture L T P O 120
T = Tutorial 16 32 - -
P = Practical
O= Others
7. Credit Value: 3
8. Prerequisite (if any):
9. Objectives:
1. Contribute to the achievement of the Learning Outcomes specified for the student’s award at level
2. Enable students to further develop their knowledge and skills in relation to Managerial Finance
3. Develop the ability of students to critically apply the knowledge they gain in relation to the study
of methods, technique and key aspects to solving problem in areas of Managerial Finance.
4. Further develop lifelong learning skills of independent learning and study in relation to
Managerial Finance
5. Enable students to develop their ability to:
 Solve complex problems
 Learn from varied sources
 Critically analysis
 Apply theory to practice
 Use of quantitative skills and draw appropriate conclusions
10. Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

1. Analyse the various theories of capital structure, and different methods of business valuation.
2. Apply critical analysis of alternative investment opportunities and determine relevant sources of
finance. (MQF1, MQF2)

MQF Learning Outcome Area

MQF1 - Knowledge
MQF2 - Practical skills
MQF3 - Social skills & responsibilities
MQF4 - Values, attitudes, professionalism and ethics
MQF5 - Communications, leadership and team skills
MQF6 - Problem solving & scientific skills
MQF7 - Information management and lifelong learning skills
MQF8 - Managerial & entrepreneurial skills

11. Transferable Skills:

The following employability skills are introduced (I),developed (D) and/or assessed (A):
 Solve complex problems (D and A)
 Learn from varied sources (D)
 Critically analysis (D and A)
 Apply theory to practice (A)
 Use of quantitative skills and draw appropriate conclusions (D and A)

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12. Teaching-learning and assessment strategy:

 A mixture of conventional lectures, individual and group problem solving, exams, and directed
reading and problem solving outside class.
 Tutor led learning will be supported by appropriate handouts and recommended text books.
 Student centred learning will include case studies supported by background reading. Regular in –
class and take home exercises will support the tutor led approach.

13. Synopsis
This module aims to equip students with an essential understanding of corporate finance structure,
including knowledge of the instruments used by companies to raise finance to maximise corporate
value. Students will appreciate the techniques used in both short-term and long-term financial decision
14. Mode of Delivery:
Lecture and Tutorial
15. Assessment Methods and Types
- An Exam length 2 hours weighted at 50%.(LOs 1-2)
- Assignment weighted at 50% (LOs1-2)
16. Mapping of the module to the Programme Aims :
Refer to the Programme Specification
17. Mapping of the module to the Programme Learning Outcomes:
Refer to the Programme Specification
18. Content outline of the module and the SLT per topic:
Week Topic L T P O Ind
1-2  Learning outcomes for the module and 2 4 9
incourse assessment briefing

Introduction to Managerial Finance

 The role of managerial finance
 The financial market environment
3-4 Financial Tools 2 4 9
 Financial statements and ratio analysis
 Cash flow and financial planning
 Time value of money
5-6 Valuation of securities 2 4 9
 Interest rates and bond valuation
 Stock valuation
7 Risk and the required rate of return 1 2 4.5
 Risk and return
 The cost of capital
8-9 Investment Appraisal 2 4 9
 Traditional Investment Appraisal techniques
 Discounted Cashflow investment appraisal
10-11 Long term investment decisions 2 4 9
 Capital budgeting techniques
 Capital budgeting cash flows
 Risk and refinements in capital markets
12 Long term financing decision 1 2 4.5
 Leverage and capital structure
 Payout policy

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13-14 Short term financing decisions 2 4 9

 Working capital and current assets
 Current liabilities management
15 International Finance 1 2 4.5
 Financing the global firm
 Foreign investment decisions
16 Consolidation of the module. 1 2 4.5
Question and answers.
Assessment clinic.
Total 16 32 72
19. Main references supporting the module
Essential Reading:
 Gitman, L.J., Zutter, C. J.,(2012) Principles of Managerial Finance, 13 th Ed., Pearson.
 MBerk, J., DeMarzo, P. (2011), Corporate Finance: The Core, 2nd Edition, Global Edition,
Pearson. ISBN: 978-0136089438
Further Reading:
 Ehrhardt, M.C., Brigham, E. F., (2008), Financial Management: Theory and Practice, Thomson
Learning Inc.. ISBN:978-0-324-42269-6
 Ehrhardt, M.C., Brigham, E.F., (2009), Corporate Finance A Focused Approach, 3rd Edition,
Cengage Learning. ISBN:978-0-324-65569-8

20. Other additional information:

Published articles, reference texts

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