Global Economics and Corporate Finance

The objective of the course is to provide an introduction to:

  • how the global economy relates to companies and enterprises;
  • the relationship between global, regional, national and local issues at an enterprise level;
  • understanding risk as a macro-economic and micro-economic factor;
  • evaluating how the financial function in enterprises should operate;
  • and looking at financial management in the enterprise.


After this course, students will be able to:

  • apply cognitive skills of analysis and evaluation to the management of organizations and the global economic environment;
  • apply both qualitative and quantitative skills in order to analyze problems, identify appropriate solutions and make decisions;
  • work with material across a range of subject areas and to recognize the links and interrelationships between them;
  • and abstract meaning from information and communicate effectively in a manner appropriate to the context and audience using a range of media.


The course covers the following topics:

  • The Global Economy;
  • Risk;
  • Measuring risk and the regulatory concept;
  • Corporate Finance within the Global Economy;
  • Treasury Management and Investment Appraisal;
  • and Finance and Capital Structure.