Course Brief

The Financial Management syllabus aims to develop the knowledge and skills expected of a
finance manager, in relation to investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions.

The syllabus for Financial Management is designed to equip candidates with the skills that would be expected from a finance manager responsible for the finance function of a business. It prepares candidates for more advanced and specialist study in
Advanced Financial Management.
 
The syllabus, therefore, starts by introducing the role and purpose of the financial management function within a business. Before looking at the three key financial management decisions of investing, financing, and dividend policy, the syllabus explores the economic environment in which such decisions are made.
 
The next section of the syllabus is the introduction of investing decisions. This is done in two stages - investment in (and the management of) working capital and the appraisal of long-term investments.
 
The next area introduced is financing decisions. This section of the syllabus starts by examining the various sources
of business finance, including dividend policy and how much finance can be raised from within the business. It also looks at the cost of capital and other factors that influence the choice of the type of capital a business will raise. The principles underlying the valuation of business and financial assets, including the impact of cost of capital on the value of business, is covered next.
 
The syllabus finishes with an introduction to, and examination of, risk and the main techniques employed in managing such risk.
 
 
 

  • This course is offered in 70 hours

On successful completion of this paper candidates
should be able to:

  • Discuss the role and purpose of the financial management function. 
  • Assess and discuss the impact of the economic environment on financial management.
  • Discuss and apply working capital management techniques. 
  • Carry out effective investment appraisal. 
  • Identify and evaluate alternative sources of business finance.
  • Discuss and apply principles of business and asset valuations.
  • Explain and apply risk management techniques in business.

Course Content

  • Financial management function
  • Financial management environment
  • Working capital management
  • Investment appraisal
  • Business finance
  • Business valuations
  • Risk Management

The syllabus is assessed by:

  • A three-hour examination available in both computer-based and
    paper-based formats.*
    *For paper-based exams there is an extra 15
    minutes to reflect the manual effort required. 
  • All questions are compulsory. It will contain both computational and discursive elements. Some questions will adopt a scenario/case study approach. 
  • Section A of the exam comprises 15 multiple choice
    questions of 2 marks each.
    Section B of the exam comprises three scenarios
    consisting of 15 multiple choice questions of 2
    marks each
    Section C contains two 20 mark questions
  • The Financial Management syllabus aims to develop the knowledge and skills expected of a
    finance manager, in relation to investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions.

    The syllabus for Financial Management is designed to equip candidates with the skills that would be expected from a finance manager responsible for the finance function of a business. It prepares candidates for more advanced and specialist study in
    Advanced Financial Management.
     
    The syllabus, therefore, starts by introducing the role and purpose of the financial management function within a business. Before looking at the three key financial management decisions of investing, financing, and dividend policy, the syllabus explores the economic environment in which such decisions are made.
     
    The next section of the syllabus is the introduction of investing decisions. This is done in two stages - investment in (and the management of) working capital and the appraisal of long-term investments.
     
    The next area introduced is financing decisions. This section of the syllabus starts by examining the various sources
    of business finance, including dividend policy and how much finance can be raised from within the business. It also looks at the cost of capital and other factors that influence the choice of the type of capital a business will raise. The principles underlying the valuation of business and financial assets, including the impact of cost of capital on the value of business, is covered next.
     
    The syllabus finishes with an introduction to, and examination of, risk and the main techniques employed in managing such risk.
     
     
     
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

    The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) offers a professional qualification, which has been recognised and respected across the world for over 100 years. ACCA is currently the largest British accountancy body with over 180,000 members and 480,000 students in 181 countries.

    July - December 2019 Semester Schedules for ACCA (Champs Fleurs):

    ACCA Course Outlines/ Lecture Sequences for the July 2019 - December 2019 Semester (Champs Fleurs)

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    September - December 2019 Semester Schedule for ACCA (Champs Fleurs & San Fernando campuses)

    Champs Fleurs:

    • Full-Time

    ACCA Course Outlines/ Lecture Sequences for the September - December 2019 Semester (Champs Fleurs)

    San Fernando:

    • Full-Time

    ACCA Course Outlines/ Lecture Sequences for the September - December 2019 Semester (San Fernando)

     


    Collect more Certifications along your journey towards ACCA Membership!

    Gain a Diploma in Accounting and Business when you pass the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification Applied Knowledge modules (AB, MA and FA), and the Foundations in Professionalism (FIP) ethics module.

    An Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business can also be achieved by successfully completing all exams in the  ACCA Applied Knowledge and ACCA Applied Skills exams (AB – FM) of the ACCA programme and the Ethics and Professional Skills module.

    Completion of the Advanced Diploma and successful completion of the Strategic Professional exams (SBL - Strategic Business Leader, SBR - Strategic Business Reporting and two option modules) will allow you to become an ACCA affiliate.

    As part of your journey to becoming a qualified ACCA member, you will be required to complete the Ethics and Professional Skills Module which supplements your technical knowledge of the programme by helping to develop ethical and professional behaviours. You must also demonstrate relevant skills and experience within a real work environment. This is what the PER (Practical Experience Requirement) is all about.

    Get a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting at the same time as becoming a qualified accountant through ACCA’s partnership with Oxford Brookes University (OBU). This is the perfect way to gain an extra qualification without doubling your workload. Having this degree with an ACCA qualification is a powerful combination of qualifications, which puts you in demand with employers, and increases your career prospects.

    To achieve this, you need to:

    • Pass your ACCA Qualification exams
    • Pass the Ethics and Professional Skills Module
    • Submit a research and analysis project.

    Expand your potential; go beyond ACCA!

    ACCA members can seamlessly progress to one of our Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MBA or MSc programmes, which we have been offering for over 24 years.

    ACCA members can gain a fast-track entry through free-of-charge credit transfer and exemption when they matriculate for the MSc in Financial Management or the MBA programme offered by Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

    Entitlement to credit transfer or exemption will be assessed on an individual basis. A maximum of four exemptions from the nine-module programme may be available.


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