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Rhodes > Management Department > Studying > Postgraduate > Financial Management Honours

Financial Management Honours

Paper 1: Strategic Management

The aim of this course is to enable students to think strategically and be aware of the importance of ethical principles, values and responsible corporate citizenship. Topics include:

• Strategy, stakeholders and strategic direction

• Strategic analysis

• Strategy development and formulation

• Strategy implementation control


Paper 2: Financial Management

The aim of the course is to enable students to understand and implement financial management strategies to enhance organisational performance. Topics include:

• Capital structure and the cost of capital

• Sources of finance

• Capital budgeting

• The dividend decision

• Valuation of organisations

• Working capital management

• Mergers and Acquisitions


Paper 5 & 6: Investment Management 1 & 2

The aim of this course is to enable students to understand the investment environment, the risks involved in managing investments and enable students to compile and manage an investment portfolio taking into account the relevant risk management techniques. 

Topics include:

• Value, return and risk

• Equity fundamental analysis and investment alternatives

• Investment in fixed-income securities

• Introduction to risk and financial risk

• Risk assessment techniques

• Specific types of risk

•The use of financial instruments in risk management

• Portfolio risk management


Paper 8: Research

The aim of the course is to enable students to conduct research independently within a team.

Topics include:

• Identify a research project

• Write a research proposal

• Conduct a literature review

• Analyse and explain research results in a meaningful manner

• Write up the research in the form of a 5000 word research paper


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