Discuss four different sources of finance as part of the short and long term funding requirements of companies.

Semester:
E14
Module Code:
PA202/PAA207
Module Title:
Financial management
Format:
Report
Presentation:
No
Any special requirements:
All work should be submitted on the Student Portal along with an acceptable Turnitin Report
Word Limit:
2,200 words (with 10% plus or minus leeway)
Deadline date for submission:
Friday 21 November 2014
Learning outcomes to be examined in this assessment:
The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the sources and costs of long and short term capital
Percentage of marks awarded for module:
BA – This assignment is worth 30% of the total marks for the module
BSc – This assignment is worth 50% of the total marks for the module
Assessment criteria:
Explanatory comments on the assessment criteria
Maximum marks for each section
Content, style, relevance, originality:
Clear demonstration of rigorous research from recognised authoritative sources. Audience focus.
10%
Format, referencing, bibliography:
Harvard
10%
Constructive critical analysis, introduction, conclusion:
Demonstration of a clear understanding of the issues. Use of academic models.
80%

Candidates must clearly label their ID Number on additional separate reference, formula or answer sheets.
Assignment Task:

Discuss four different sources of finance as part of the short and long term funding requirements of companies.
You are required to select two non-financial companies listed on the
London Stock Market and obtain the last 5 years published financial
statements.
Any analysis must include advantages, disadvantages and contrasts for
each source of finance; and comparisons between the two selected
companies over the 5-year period.
Detailed calculations of specific and relevant financial values and ratios must be included.
Your assessment must contain an Introduction and Conclusion detailing the results of your analysis.