Corporate Finance and Financial Markets BUS5066

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This core course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the theoretical developments and practical applications of corporate finance to resolve issues faced by managers in an ever-changing global environment. It focuses on enabling students to develop critical understanding of the issues concerning corporates and equip them with practical financial tools to make informed decisions and strategies to gain competitive edge.


The course will be delivered 30 hours of blended sessions (10 seminars of 3 hours each) over five weeks where students are presented theory and applications; it includes asynchronous learning activities.

Requirements of Entry

Please refer to the current postgraduate prospectus at:

Excluded Courses

BUS5012 International Financial Management and Corporate Finance




A 2,000-word individual report.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 


The group assignment and the group presentation cannot be reassessed.

Course Aims

The course aims to provide key knowledge, practical insights and skills needed to make financial decisions in a complex financial environment. It aims to enable students with the appropriate toolset for them to apply concepts of investment and financing in everyday business practice. 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1. Critically evaluate the inter-relationship between financial markets, financial institutions, corporates, and external macro environment.

2. Assess various financial and investment strategies to make recommendations for creating value for various key stakeholders.

3. Critically appraise the applications of the tools and techniques of various valuation models.

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.