1) Critically evaluate five different sources of external finance that are available to a public listed company, along with their advantages and disadvantages. Identify and explain which considerations must be taken into account in when choosing the type of financing to use.
2) Explain the term weighted average cost of capital (WACC). Critically evaluate the view that the WACC is affected by the long-term sources of finance employed by a listed company.
3) Define, analyse, synthesise, critically discuss and interpret financial accounting reports and strategies and key concepts and comparative models, and their relationship to financial strategy and decision making within businesses and organisations.
4) Identify, analyse and evaluate financial business and enterprise positioning within the contexts of corporate investment, asset management, decision making and strategy, and economic, legal and tax environments.