Financial strategy

Key information

Start date
End date
Year of study
Year 3 of 3 or Year 4 of 4
Term 1
Module code
FHEQ Level
School of Finance and Management

Module overview

The module is designed to enable students to learn the nature of financial strategy in market economies and discuss its role within different types of market economies. It aims to teach the main techniques used in the different financial decisions facing firms in formulating financial strategy, to ensure that students can apply them, critically evaluate them, and assess the problems experienced in firms’ use of them.

This module is a prerequisite for any of the following Term 2 modules:

  • Finance in East Asia 151030013
  • Finance in the Middle East and North Africa 151030022

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of this module students should be able to:

  • Understand the role of financial choices in corporate strategy;
  • Understand the principles underlying financial decision making in firms;
  • Evaluate the principles in the light of evidence on firms’ financial strategies and decisions;
  • Apply principles to financial strategy in actual case studies;
  • Compare firms’ financial strategies across countries and historic periods;
  • Critically discuss the problems and limitations of financial strategy techniques.


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