Edition 9: As a result of carefully reading the Case Study, students should be able to: define the term budget and explain the purpose of budgeting, outline the importance of identifying major variances and taking remedial actions, list the advantages and disadvantages of budgeting.
Edition 17: This case study examines one major wastewater quality improvement investment made by United Utilities. It shows how important non-financial considerations, such as the impact on the environment, were in arriving at the best decision.
Edition 16: This case study looks at how in 2008 Syngenta proposed an investment in new manufacturing capacity that would allow it to increase production of Amistar. It reviews the analyses that helped the company decide whether to proceed with this investment.
Edition 9: As a result of carefully reading the Case Study, students should be able to: understand the importance of examining detailed data in making investment decisions, know how to set out choices involved in decision making, understand how a calculation involving an investment decision is made.
Edition 3: This case study focuses on a recent appraisal of a key infrastructure project involving the West Coast Main Line and examines how such a development could significantly change the competitive position of the railway industry.
Edition 8: This case study concentrates on longer-term funds. Through Investment Trusts, well-managed businesses have access to secure finance. Whilst those investing, whether individuals or groups, can have confidence in the management of their funds.
Edition 2: This case study focuses on the way in which a particular type of financial institution, Building Societies, are able to reduce their financial risks today by using the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE).