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INTRODUCTION
A. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF COMPANIES
Types of Company
Regulatory Framework for Companies
B. FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES
The Prime Objective
Valuation of Companies
Shareholder Value Analysis (SVA)
Long-term Versus Short-term Objectives
Objectives of Multi-National Companies
Objectives of Public Sector Organisations
C. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Company Stakeholders
Management/Shareholder Relationship and Agency Theory
The Cadbury Report
Financial Functions in Organisations
The Role of the Finance Manager
Planning
Forecasting
Budgeting
Cash Management
Economic and Government Influences
Study Unit 2 Company Performance, Valuation and Failure
A. RATIO ANALYSIS
C. INTRODUCTION TO SHARE VALUATION
D. METHODS OF SHARE AND COMPANY VALUATION
E. NON-FINANCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING SHARE VALUATION
F. PREDICTING COMPANY FAILURE
G. CAPITAL RECONSTRUCTION SCHEMES
A. COMPANY GROWTH
B. THE REGULATION OF TAKEOVERS
C. THE ACQUISITION/MERGER PROCESS
D. MEASURING THE SUCCESS AND FAILURE OF MERGERS AND TAKEOVERS
E. DISINVESTMENT
A. STOCK MARKETS
E. IMPACT OF THE MARKETS ON MARKET DECISIONS
A. SHARE CAPITAL
B. METHODS OF ISSUING SHARES
C. SHARE REPURCHASES
D. DEBT AND OTHER FORMS OF LOAN CAPITAL
E. SHORT-TERM FINANCE
F. INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL MARKETS
G. FINANCE AND THE SMALLER BUSINESS
A. INVESTORS AND THE COST OF CAPITAL
B. COST OF EQUITY
C. COST OF DEBT CAPITAL
D. COST OF INTERNALLY GENERATED FUNDS
E. WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST OF CAPITAL
F. ASSESSMENT OF RISK IN THE DEBT VERSUS EQUITY DECISION
G. COST OF CAPITAL FOR OTHER ORGANISATIONS
A. RISK AND RETURN
B. THE IMPACT OF DIVERSIFICATION
C. PORTFOLIO COMPOSITION
D. THE APPLICATION OF PORTFOLIO THEORY
E. MARKET EFFICIENCY
A. RISK, RETURN AND CAPM
B. CALCULATION OF BETAS
C. VALIDITY OF THE CAPM
D. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF CAPM
E. THE ARBITRAGE PRICING MODEL
A. CAPITAL GEARING
B. FACTORS DETERMINING CAPITAL STRUCTURE
C. THEORY OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE
D. CAPITAL GEARING AND THE EFFECTS ON EQUITY BETAS
E. OPERATIONAL GEARING
A. KEY INFLUENCES ON DIVIDEND POLICY
B. THEORIES OF DIVIDEND POLICY
C. PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF DIVIDEND POLICY
Study Unit 11 Working Capital and Short-Term Asset Management
A. WORKING CAPITAL
B. OVERTRADING
C. CASH MANAGEMENT
D. MANAGEMENT OF STOCKS
E. MANAGEMENT OF DEBTORS
F. CREDITOR MANAGEMENT
G. SHORT-TERM FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
Study Unit 12 Capital Investment Decision Making 1: Basic Appraisal Techniques
A. FUTURE CASH FLOWS AND THE TIME VALUE OF MONEY
B. RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ACCOUNTING RATE OF RETURN)
C. PAYBACK
D. DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW
E. NET PRESENT VALUE (NPV)
F. INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN
G. COST/BENEFIT RATIO
H. COMPARISON OF METHODS
I. IMPACT OF TAXATION ON CAPITAL INVESTMENT APPRAISAL
APPENDIX: DISCOUNTING TABLES
Study Unit 13 Capital Investment Decision Making 2: Further Considerations
A. ALLOWANCE FOR RISK AND UNCERTAINTY
B. IMPACT OF INFLATION AND TAXATION ON INVESTMENT APPRAISAL
C. CAPITAL RATIONING
D. LEASE VERSUS BUY DECISIONS
E. ADJUSTED PRESENT VALUE (APV)
F. USE OF THE CAPITAL ASSET PRICING MODEL
G. WORKED EXAMPLES
A. THE NATURE OF RISK
B. PRINCIPLES OF HEDGING
C. INTEREST RATES, RISK AND EXPOSURE
D. INTERNAL TECHNIQUES OF MANAGING INTEREST RATE EXPOSURE
E. FUTURES CONTRACTS
F. FORWARD RATE AGREEMENTS (FRAs)
G. INTEREST RATE SWAPS
H. OPTIONS
A. THEORYAND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE
B. INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
C. FINANCE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
D. EXCHANGE RATES
F. INTERNAL METHODS OF MANAGING EXCHANGE RATE RISK AND EXPOSURE
G. EXTERNAL METHODS OF MANAGING EXCHANGE RATE RISK AND EXPOSURE
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