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Corporate finance and management issues in company law

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UCL, Queen Mary University of London
Modes of Study

This course aims to convey to students a good knowledge and understanding of the key corporate finance and management issues in company law. The course will provide you with the skills needed to analyse the theory and statutory structure of the key corporate finance and management issues in company law and allow you to apply those skills in practice through critical assessment of literature and the jurisprudence of the United Kingdom courts. During the course we will examine share capital, class rights and certain key legal issues surrounding the funding of the company. You will gain awareness of the methods by which companies raise capital and the regulatory effects of capital raising. We will also cover the central legal issues surrounding the separation of ownership from control and an overview of the liquidation process. The course also encourages debate and critical analysis around to who should own and control companies, assessing issues of managerial accountability and the responses to those debates.

Module A: Capital I


  • Introduction
  • Capital
  • Class rights

Module B: Capital II


  • Raising capital: Equity
  • Raising capital: Debentures

Module C: Corporate Management I


  • The management of the company
  • Directors' duties
  • Liquidation (in outline only)

Module D: Corporate Management II


  • Management theory
  • Corporate governance


Each module is assessed by a 45-minute unseen written exam.


It is strongly recommended that you attempt Module A first.

How to apply

You can apply to study a module individually as a standalone unit or as part of a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Laws qualification. (In either scenario, they must be studied in order.)

These modules also contribute towards the following specialist pathways for Laws:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Common Law
  • Corporate and Securities Law
  • International Business Law

Apply via Postgraduate Laws.

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