The aim of this course is to provide a rigorous training in finance.
The major focus of the course is Corporate Finance.
The course is designed to give students the specialist knowledge to undertake academic research in the field of Finance, but will also be valuable for a professional career in Finance.
On completing this course, students are expected to be able to determine the optimal financial policy of a firm, conditions under which an optimal policy exists and how the actual financial decisions of firms may be explained in theoretical terms. The topics covered include the capital structure decision, dividend policy, derivatives and mergers and acquisitions.
In taking this course, students learn to understand the intuition behind the results, and develop their skills in applying theory to the real world.