Postgraduate taught 

Laboratory Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert: Online distance learning

Business Finance (Adam Smith Business School) ACCFIN5243

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • 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

Short Description

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

Excluded Courses





2-hour, closed book, unseen written examination

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

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.