Business Finance (Adam Smith Business School) MGT5177
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: Adam Smith Business School
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course considers the importance of the finance function within organisations in connection with decision making, control and performance management.
10 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials
Requirements of Entry
Please refer to the current postgraduate prospectus at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/
2-hour, closed book, unseen written examination
Main Assessment In: December
The course aims to give students a broad perspective on accounting and finance and its importance in organisations together with an introduction to some of the practical skills involved in the interpretation and usage of financial information and reports.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Interpret business balance sheets and income statements.
■ Utilise theories of business finance in capital investment appraisal
■ Use the capital asset pricing model to determine company cost of capital
■ Explain and apply approaches to performance management within the organisation
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.