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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

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:

  • Role of financial managers
  • Agency theory
  • Capital structure and the cost of capital
  • Source of funds
  • Capital budgeting
  • The dividend decision
  • Valuation techniques for equities, rights, debentures and preference shares
  • Working capital management
  • Corporate governance
  • Hedging and risk management
  • Risk and return including portfolio management

 Paper 5 : Investment Management

The aim of this course is to enable students to understand the investment environment and compile and manage an investment portfolio.  Topics include:

  • Value, return and risk
  • Financial markets and instruments
  • Fundamental analysis and investment alternatives
  • Investment in fixed-income securities
  • Modern portfolio theory
  • Financial Instruments

 Paper 6 : Risk Management

The aim of this course is to enable students to identify and mitigate risks in an organisation. Topics include:

  • Introduction to risk and financial risk
  • Risk assessment techniques
  • Specific types of risk
  • Regulation and compliance environment
  • Firm-wide risk management
  • The use of financial instruments in risk management
  • Implementing a risk management programme

 Paper 7 : 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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