Open University

Open University

Corporate Finance (BB831)

Middle and senior managers meet a multiplicity of financial problems in their organisations; this course will help you develop your knowledge of this area; it introduces finance problems that organisations face at board level, and equips you with the fundamentals of corporate financial theory enabling you to challenge finance experts; you will learn how to tackle the main financial problems you are likely to encounter, in particular, how best to finance a company, what dividend policy to choose, how to appraise both public and private sector projects, and how to value a company for takeover or flotation.

Entry requirements

Minimum 3 year experience in a managerial, professional or technical role; usually this means applicants will be at least 25 years of age to be able to fulfil these requirements, although this is not a necessity if relevant experience has been fulfilled. Applicants are also required to have one of the following: Honours degree or equivalent qualification; it is possible to gain a place with out a degree if applicants complete the professional certificate in management (SO1); if applicants have a degree without Honours then they can still gain a place by completing the 1st part of the professional certificate in management, 'managing 1: organisations and people (B628); score of 640 or above in the official graduate management admission test (GMAT) and an equivalent of undergraduate degree are also accepted; for students whose 1st language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5 is required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 6 months

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