Module: Financial Management

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Ayodeji Owoeye
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

  • Business structures.  
  • Interpretation of financial statements and other financial data.
  • Social and environmental/sustainability reporting.  
  • Working capital management.  
  • Techniques for raising finance. 
  • Costing systems.  
  • Cost-volume-profit analysis.  
  • Relevant costs and short-term decisions.  
  • Business valuation.
  • Capital investment appraisal. 
  • Portfolio theory and capital asset management. 
  • Efficient market theory.  
  • Dividend policy.  
  • Cost of capital.
  • Foreign exchange.  
  • Mergers and acquisitions. 

Module outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of economic fluctuations in inflation, finance and unemployment, and understand how these affect the business
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of financial statements and reporting.
  3. Critically evaluate the financial models most commonly in use.
  4. Critically evaluate business performance, through ratio analysis.
  5. Choose between theories appropriate to various business situations, by a deep understanding of which models should be applied to various financial decisions.


Assessment Description Weighting
Presentation Individual presentation (15 minutes) 40%
Report Individual report based on case study analysis (2500 words) 60%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

Essential resources:

  • ​McLaney, E. and Atrill P. (2015) Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists, (9th ed.), Pearson.
  • Weetman, P. (2016) Financial and Management Accounting, (7th ed.), Financial Times Press. 

Additional resources:

  • Gray, R., Adams, C. A. and Owen, D. (2014) Accountability, Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Accounting for Society and the Environment. Pearson Education.