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MANG1026 Foundations of Finance

Module Overview

The module develops an understanding of the role Finance has in the world today by examining topics such as Ethical Finance, compounding and discounting cash flows, as well as an introduction to risk management. This module is critical for laying the foundations for future modules in Finance and therefore is an excellent introductory module for any student looking for further their studies in Finance.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

to provide you with a thorough grounding in and knowledge of the basic concepts of corporate finance. It aims to provide basic knowledge of the use of corporate finance in business and the financial markets and the skills to apply that knowledge to explore a topical issue in corporate finance. It also introduces the key theoretical principles of corporate finance.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • understanding the key theories of finance
  • what money is, its use in financial markets and the importance of ethical finance
  • the importance and use of hedging in financial markets, as well as now to value them
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • apply key understanding of finance topics such as compounding, the time value of money and the purpose of the financial system
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate competence generally in numerical analysis and problem solving
  • demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication

Syllabus

Ethical Finance Compounding and Discounting Banking and Money Arrow-Debreu security Cost of capital An introduction to financial risk management. An introduction to the relationship between risk and return Hedging

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

• Lectures. • Weekly classes. • Workshops. • Private Study, including reading and working computational problems.

TypeHours
Completion of assessment task30
Follow-up work49
Lecture24
Tutorial10
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Revision27
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Arthur J. Keown, John D. Martin,‎ J. William Petty (2016). Foundations of Finance. 

Assessment

Formative

In-class activities

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (2 hours) 80%
Group presentation  (20 minutes) 20%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Digital presentation  (10 minutes) 20%
Examination  (2 hours) 80%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (2 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Printing and Photocopying Costs

There will be additional costs for printing.

Textbooks

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the core/recommended text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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