This module examines research principles, methodologies, paradigms, design, instrumentation and data analysis, interpretation and reporting, all with reference to specific empirical and non-empirical research which students are undertaking. The module requires the preparation, delivery and evaluation of a research seminar on the student’s own topic of research. The module will culminate in all students submitting detailed formal research proposals for the research work they plan to undertake for their doctoral studies.
For this module each student must complete an advanced module at USJ that is relevant to their intended field of study. They must also complete an individualized programme of reading that covers the work of important researchers in their field of study.
The aim of this module is to enable students to apply the fundamental ideas of financial economics to problems in the area of corporate finance. Students will gain an overview of valuation principles, and how financial decisions – capital structure, dividend policy, investments, etc. – can affect valuation, learn basic principles of corporate finance from the perspective of a financial manager, and analyze many of the important financial decisions made within firms.
The objective of this module is to study the major decision-making areas of managerial finance and some selected topics in financial theory. The course reviews the theory and empirical evidence related to the investment and financing policies of the firm and attempts to develop decision-making ability in these areas, including leasing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financial planning and working capital management, and some other selected topics, including investment decision making under uncertainty, cost of capital, capital structure, pricing of selected financial instruments and corporate liabilities, and dividend policy.