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Finance & Financial Markets

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Subject area:

Summer School

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2 weeks

Available course dates:

From: 17 July 2023 To: 28 July 2023
Application deadline: 31 May 2023

Course overview

Summer School modules are designed to be intensive, intellectually-stimulating short courses. They are taught by King’s academics in academic disciplines where King's has expertise. Classes are very international with students from all around the globe learning together.

Each module is 150 study hours comprising intensive teaching, independent study and group work and is examined to university standards. Comparable to an in-semester 15-credit King’s undergraduate module and therefore typically awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS, many summer students ask their home institution to award them external credit for their King's summer module to use towards their degree programme when they return home.

What does this course cover?

Finance is at the heart of almost every business decision and this course focuses on some of the biggest decisions that students will make in business. Such as how will you raise capital for your business and where will you get it from? Should you borrow money or look for investors? How much return will you create for these shareholders? How much is your business valued at? How do you choose between different investments? How can you lower the risk of investing? How should you price an investment? Should you offer a dividend to your shareholders? These business questions are debated in boardrooms everyday around the world and while some of the answers to these questions can be learned directly from a textbook, other aspects are more about judgements due to the unpredictability of markets and therefore across the three weeks of this course students will begin to appreciate that the world of finance is as much an art, as it is a science.  

What will I achieve?

Understand why capital has a cost and why we need to discount our investment decisions. Develop a fluency in finance that will help you when speaking to range of stakeholders in the business world. Learn how to apply academic theory on finance to real business decisions. Be able to provide solutions to a range of corporate finance dilemmas. Obtain a nuanced understanding, recognising the value of the key models in finance, but also why many have their limitations. 

Who is this for?

The King's College London Undergraduate Summer School is open to students who are currently, or have been, enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme. We also welcome applications from professionals who have substantial relevant experience in their chosen subject area.

You should ensure that you are eligible to apply before you submit your application by checking our academic and English language entry criteria.

How will I be assessed?

Examination (50%)

Group Work (40%)

Presentation (10%)

What is the teaching schedule?

Taught on-campus 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £2400

Application Fee £60



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