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1 Lecturer: Dr Shaling Li Accounting and Finance Department PBS, University of Portsmouth

2 Introduction Background of this unit Aim of this unit Lecturers Main structure Textbook Course work Assessment Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP2

3 Background knowledge Math (essential) Management (essential) Finance & investment (relevant) Career evidence A day in a life: a financial manager (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui2YdIKL9kY&feat ure=related)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui2YdIKL9kY&feat ure=related Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP3

4 Aims of this Unit To provide students with a knowledge and basic understanding of the finance and its link with firm value. To provide students skills to understand the link between stock price movement and financial management decisions. To enable non-finance specialists to communicate with financial specialists in the future career. Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP4

5 Lecturers Course co-ordinator: Dr Shaling Li (SL) External: Lecturer: Ms Lena Itangata (LI) External: , Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP5

6 Main structure Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP6 Financial management Investment decisions Firm Value Distribution decisions Financing decisions

7 Textbook 1. Essential and necessary reading: lecture handout 2. Additional supportive readings: Corporate Financial Management (3 rd / 4 th edition), by Glen Arnold, FT Prentice Hall. Essentials of Corporate Financial Management, by Glen Arnold, FT Prentice Hall. Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP7

8 Assessment Course work: 40% Exam: 60% Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP8

9 Exam Examination paper will consist of two parts. Part A (50 marks) compulsory multiple choice questions + short-answer questions Part B (50 marks) choose 2 out of 4, each 25 marks. Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP9

10 Course work The hand-in date for the assignment is Friday 4 th December Word limit: 2000 words (+/- 10%) Detailed information as below Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP10

11 More about course work Part 1: (Building blocks) Explain what is meant by:- financing decision, investment decision and distribution decision; and how they are related. Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP11

12 More about course work Part 2: (Application of your knowledge 1) Find a quoted company and investigate their main financing, investment and distribution decisions in the past three years. Critically appraise your findings. Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP12

13 More about course work Part 3 (Application of your knowledge 2) Investigate how the financing, investment and distribution decisions of your chosen company have influenced the company’s share price over the past three years (you reviewed in Part 2). Comment on your results. Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP13

14 Seminar questions Well, there is none Happy reading with your handout and assignment requirement. Do come to the seminar (essential for the completion of your course work) How to collect financial management –related news of quoted firms in UK How to know the stock market price Dr S.Li, A&F Dept, UoP14


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