Corporate Finance and Financial Markets (952N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

In this module, you develop an analytical framework for understanding how corporate organisations make investment, financing, and management decisions.

It provides an analysis of the cost of capital, capital structure, capital budgeting, valuation techniques, investment appraisal, dividend policy, and risk management.

Special attention is paid on how companies are financed and how to decide between the various finance sources.

The principal aim of this module is to help you develop a critical understanding of the key components of corporate finance in the modern world, so that the corporate manager, the treasurer, the banker, the financial analyst, the accountant, and the consultant have the necessary background for making intelligent assessments of the essential corporate decisions.

The module content fully reflects the international business environment.

The emphasis is on the applications of the corporate finance principles and the relevance of theory into practice. Hence, the delivery of the module largely relies on real-life examples and case studies from the corporate sector of the economy. In line with the aims and objectives of The Sussex MBA, corporate and social responsibility issues as well as ethical practices are referenced and brought to your attention in the module.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Observation)

Contact hours and workload

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.